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New Orbán cabinet member picks announced

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's choices for his new cabinet were announced by his press chief on Friday.

Bertalan Havasi said Orbán asked Zsolt Semjén to serve as deputy prime minister again and oversee the portfolio for national policy, national minority policy, church policy, and church diplomacy. 

Others Orbán has asked to return to his cabinet include Agriculture Minister István Nagy, Interior Minister Sándor Pintér, Justice Minister Judit Varga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, Prime Minister's Cabinet Office chief Antal Rogán, Prime Minister's Office head Gergely Gulyás and Finance Minister Mihály Varga. László Palkovics has been tapped to return to head a revamped Technology and Industry Ministry.

The new members Orbán has asked to join the cabinet are Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, who would head the Defence Ministry; János Csák, who would helm a new Cultural and Innovation Ministry; Márton Nagy, who would be in charge of economic development; and Tibor Navracsics, who would oversee regional development and use of European Union funding.

János Lázár, who headed the Prime Minister's Office in Orbán's third government, has been asked to head a new Construction and Investment Ministry.

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