Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said Hungary’s new parliament is scheduled to swear in the prime minister on the week starting on May 16.
The government will submit a proposal on the structure of the new government immediately after the first session of the new parliament on May 2, a prerequisite to forming a new government. Hungary’s new government could be formed within two to three days of the prime minister being sworn in, he said. Gulyás said PM Orbán had asked Máté Kocsis to reprise his role of the party’s parliamentary group leader. PM Orbán is conducting talks on the new government, and the results of those talks will be made public, Gulyás said. “Until then, everything else is guesswork,” he said.
“Hungarian democracy has always been strongest with a civic government at the helm,” Gulyás said, adding that the government would have “an extremely strong mandate”. Some 54% of Hungarians, or more than three million people, voted for the list of the ruling parties, while the opposition spanning “the far left to the far right” barely garnered 2 million votes, he said. “No party ever received as many votes as the civic forces did, after a decade-long rule, at the last election.”
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