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Orban Named Hungary's Next Prime Minister

Fidesz chairman Viktor Orban

Fidesz chairman Viktor Orban

Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom has named Viktor Orban, the leader of the center-right Fidesz party, as the country's next prime minister.

The president announced Orban's nomination at the inaugural session of the new parliament today.

The Fidesz party won a two-thirds parliamentary majority in elections in April, ousting the Socialists.

Orban is expected to form his government later this month.

compiled from Reuters reports