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Navracsics and Lázár Return for Another Term in Orbán’s Fifth Government

The ministers for Viktor Orbán’s fifth government were announced on Friday, with four ministers from the previous government departing and five new ones arriving.

Since 2010, 28 ministers have served in Fidesz-led governments, but only four of these have been women. Justice Minister Judit Varga will be the only woman among 14 ministers in the new government. In addition, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén will be the only minister coming from smaller coalition party KDNP.

Two politicians who had served in previous Orbán governments are returning for another round: former EU Commissioner and Justice Minister Tibor Navracsics will be a minister responsible for land development and the use of EU funds, while former head of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár will lead the Construction and Investment Ministry.

Among those departing the government are Minister of Human Capacities Miklós Kásler, Defense Minister Tibor Benkő, and Minister for National Wealth Andrea Mager. [Telex]

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