The Orbán government established the Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office (Miniszterelnöki Kabinetiroda) as its tenth ministry on October 12, 2015. Antal Rogán serves as Minister in charge of the Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office.
The Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office is the second ministry, along with the Prime Ministry, that serves the needs of the prime minister and government rather than carrying out tasks related to some specific domain of administration or policy such as foreign affairs, defense, finance, etc.
The primary duties of the Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office are to conduct general political coordination and unified communication for the government (source in Hungarian).
Before taking his ministerial oath, Rogán defined the most important task of the Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office as “bringing the opinion of the people closer to the government in the period between the two elections” (source in Hungarian).
According to the opposition newspaper Népszabadság, all other government ministries with the exception of the Ministry of External Economy and Foreign Affairs must obtain approval for all official communiqués from the Prime Ministerial Cabinet Office prior to their publication (source in Hungarian).
Last updated: May 23, 2016.