Hungarian Government Gets Down to Business
Less public servants, more work done is the secret of success, according to Hungary’s incomming Prime Minister Victor Orban, who has scraped the nitty-gritty of red-tape off the political agenda during his new tenure. He says he wants a meaner and leaner cabinet to serve the people who have awarded him and his party by voting them into power with a landslide 2/3 majority victory.
Hungary’s new prime minister Viktor Orban has appointed a lean and mean cabinet of ministers, with whom he expects to reduce red-tape and speed up reforms.
In the line up are Janos Martonyi (Foreign Minister), Gyorgy Matolcsy (Economics and Energy Minister), Sandor Pinter (Interior and Police Minister), Tamas Fellegi (National Development Minister), Miklos Rethelyi (National Resources Minister), Sandor Fazekas (Rural Development Minister), Csaba Hende (Defense Minister) and Tibor Navracsics (Justice Minister). Navracsics has also been appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
The government is due to take its oath towards the end of May. Political analysts said that Orban has finally matured and his initiative shows that he is serious about reforms and putting Hungary back into the forefront of the European political arena. The big task to award dual citizenship to all Hungarians world wide, will rest on the shoulders Sandor Pinter and Janos Martonyi.
The incoming foreign minister said that one of his first tasks will be to address and amend the law of dual citizenship for Hungarians outside of the boundaries of modern day Hungary.
“The Orban cabinet plans to eliminate the requirement of permanent settlement as a prerequisite for acquiring Hungarian citizenship,” Martonyi said. “Citizenship will continue to be granted on the basis of individual applications and not automatically be granted to two, three or 4 million Hungarians,” he added.
However he did remind potential twilight Hungarian citizens that only dual citizens having permanent residency addresses within Hungary will be legible to vote in national and other elections.