SzDSz names ministry heads

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Junior governing coalition partner SzDSz named on Friday the heads of the three ministries it will be in charge of in the new government: János Kóka will continue to head the Ministry of Economy and Transport, which will also take over the area of information technology, Miklós Persányi will continue to head the Ministry of Environment Protection and Lajos Molnár will be appointed Health Minister.

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, who participated at the two-day SzDSz fraction meeting outside of Budapest on Friday, said the coalition agreement would be signed on Monday.
In related news, Gyurcsány is to keep János Veres as finance minister, a source close to Gyurcsány told Reuters.
”The Prime Minister chooses the strongest party politicians to form his government because this ensures the necessary background for reforms,” the source said, referring to Veres.
Gyurcsány had earlier said the government would consist of eleven ministries plus the Prime Minister's Office. The post of deputy prime minister will not be created, he had added.

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