Fourth Orbán Government


The fourth government of Viktor Orbán is the current Government of Hungary since 18 May 2018, after the 2018 parliamentary elections.

Fourth Orbán Government

72nd Cabinet of Hungary
Incumbent
Date formed18 May 2018
People and organisations
Head of stateJános Áder
Head of governmentViktor Orbán
Deputy head of governmentZsolt Semjén
Member partyFidesz, KDNP
Status in legislatureSupermajority
133 / 199(67%)
Opposition partyJobbik, MSZP, DK, LMP, Dialogue
History
Election(s)8 April 2018
PredecessorThird Orbán Government

Party breakdown


Party breakdown of cabinet ministers:

5
2
6

Members of the Cabinet


Government press officer Bertalan Havasi announced members of the cabinet on 27 April 2018.[1]

Gen. Tibor Benkő, who has served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Hungary since 2010 was nominated to the position of Minister of Defence. After retiring, he took office as a civilian.

Office Image Incumbent Political party In office
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Fidesz 10 May 2018 –
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister without portfolio
for National Politics, Church Affairs and Nationalities
Zsolt Semjén KDNP 18 May 2018 –
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Mihály Varga Fidesz 18 May 2018 –
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Sándor Pintér Independent 18 May 2018 –
Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás Fidesz 18 May 2018 –
Minister of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office Antal Rogán Fidesz 18 May 2018 –
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó Fidesz 18 May 2018 –
Minister of Justice László Trócsányi Independent 18 May 2018 – 30 June 2019
Judit Varga Fidesz 12 July 2019 –
Minister of Human Resources Miklós Kásler Independent 18 May 2018 –
Minister of National Innovation and Technology László Palkovics Independent 18 May 2018 –
Minister of Agriculture István Nagy Fidesz 18 May 2018 –
Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő Independent 18 May 2018 –
Minister without Portfolio
for the planning, construction and commissioning
of the two new blocks at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
János Süli KDNP 18 May 2018 –
Minister without Portfolio
for managing national wealth
Andrea Bártfai-Mager Independent 18 May 2018 –
Minister without Portfolio
for family affairs
Katalin Novák Fidesz 1 October 2020 –

Policy


Social policy

On 2018 October, Orban's government issued a decree that came into force, removing gender studies from the list of master's programmes. The subject will be banned at Hungarian universities.[2][3][4]

On 2020 19 May, Hungary outlaws changing birth gender on documents. The law, proposed by Fidesz party, passed by 133 votes to 57.[5][6]

On November 2020, it was announced that the Orban's government wanted to amended the definition of family in its constitution to allow an effective ban on adoption by same-sex couples and too mention in the constitution that The mother is a woman, the father a man.[7][8][9] On 15 December 2020 The Hungarian parliament passes a law that effectively bans adoptions by same-sex couples. According to the measure, only married couples can adopt children while single people must obtain special approval to adopt from the family affairs minister, Lawmakers also amended the Hungarian constitution, with a new definition for family as the union of a father who is a man and a mother who is a woman.[10][11][12] The Law passed by 134 votes to 45, with 5 abstentions.[13]

Soros

On 16 May 2018, George Soros Open Society Foundations announce they will move its office from Budapest to Berlin amid Hungarian government interference.[14][15][16]

On 20 June 2018, the Hungarian Parliament passed the "Stop Soros law", for anyone "facilitating illegal immigration" will face a year in jail.[17]

On 3 December 2018, Soros linked Central European University announced it would cease operations in Hungary and relocate to Vienna, after the Hungarian government's refusal to sign an agreement allowing it to continue operations in Hungary.[18][19]

References


  1. "Orbán Viktor lezárta konzultációit a kormányalakításról" (in Hungarian). kormany.hu. 27 April 2018.
  2. https://www.dw.com/en/hungarys-university-ban-on-gender-studies-heats-up-culture-war/a-45944422
  3. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/hungary-bans-gender-studies-programmes-viktor-orban-central-european-university-budapest-a8599796.html
  4. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/19/europe/hungary-bans-gender-study-at-colleges-trnd/index.html
  5. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52727615
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/19/hungary-votes-to-–end-legal-recognition-of-trans-people
  7. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/11/hungarian-government-mounts-new-assault-on-lgbt-rights
  8. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54902048
  9. https://balkaninsight.com/2020/11/11/fidesz-submits-new-laws-to-shore-up-position-before-next-election/
  10. https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-same-sex-adoption-gay-marriage/31001905.html
  11. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/hungary-amends-constitution-redefine-family-effectively-banning-gay-adoption-n1251251
  12. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/12/15/hungary-adoption-lgbt-constitution/
  13. https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-same-sex-adoption-gay-marriage/31001905.html
  14. "George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  15. "Soros foundation to leave Hungary". BBC News. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  16. Reuters News Agency (15 May 2018). "Soros foundation to close office in Budapest over Hungarian government's 'repressive' policies". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  17. "Help for migrants outlawed in Hungary". BBC News. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  18. Walker, Shaun (3 December 2018). "'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary". Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  19. "George Soros-funded CEU 'forced out' of Budapest". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 4 July 2020.

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