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Hungary's re-elected PM Orban forms fourth government

IANS  |  Budapest 

Hungarian appointed the ministers of Viktor Orban's fourth ministry here on Friday, officially forming the country's new

Ader gave the 13 ministers their credentials at the appointment ceremony that took place at Sandor Palace, the official residence of Hungary's Later in the day, the new ministers took their oath in Parliament, reported.

and will continue in their respective posts as and Trade, and Minister of Justice, while was nominated will continue his duties as the of the

Ader's appointment of the new government, which took place in the presence of Orban, was effective from Friday.

According to the Hungarian Constitution, the of the republic appoints the ministers based on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, and the is automatically formed with the appointment.

"The new received a big opportunity and we must receive it with humility," Orban told the Parliament.

"In 1990, was the future for us, now we are Europe's future," he said.

Orban also talked of the necessity of protecting Hungary's borders, which has been at the centre of his electoral campaign.

"International migration will still menace for long years. That is why the strict defence of the borders and the cold management of security threats are needed".

Orban has been in power continuously since 2010 and served as between 1998 and 2002.

With his junior coalition partner KDNP (Christian-democrat), Orban's political party -- the Fidesz -- obtained 133 seats of the 199 in the in elections held on April 8.

Because of the particularity of the Hungarian electoral system that favours the winner, Orban gained a so-called super majority in Parliament -- more than two-third of the seats -- although he received less than 50 per cent of the votes.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:34 IST