Report: Lázár may resign if Rogán is promoted

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Cabinet Chief János Lázár might resign if Caucus Leader Antal Rogán is appointed as the leader of the Prime Minister’s Office, according to unnamed sources cited by Hungarian online daily hvg.hu. Rogán reportedly declined comment on the news.

“János [Lázár] is deathly serious about resigning” if the hierarchy of the office is “jumbled up”, an unnamed colleague of Lázár reportedly told HVG. Lázár (pictured) is currently head of the Prime Minister’s Office, but according to recent news reports, Rogán, the current leader of the ruling party caucus in Parliament, is being considered for that position. 

Online daily 444.hu says that, in hierarchy, Rogán would be under Lázár, however he would directly respond to Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which would make the hierarchy dubious. Cabinet Chief Lázár currently has minister status. 

According to 444.hu, there is a “serious powerplay between” Lázár and Rogán, which could make the two working together difficult, but Rogán said last week in an interview that he can “work together with Lázár well in many periods” and that they “regularly ask for each others’ opinion”.

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