The office of the current President of the United States, the office of the President of the European Commission, or the Prime Minister’s office in his residence in London are all dwarfed by the new office of prime minister Viktor Orbán in the Hungarian Parliament. The Oval Office of Barack Obama reaches a total of 75 square meters. Not even the British prime minister uses a room this big. The biggest room in the prime minister’s residence in 10 Downing Street is the Cabinet Room, which is not bigger than an average living room, and it could still fit for cabinet meetings, even in the heyday of the British Empire. The new office of Orbán is transformed from a salon and compares only to the arabesque office of Nicolas Sarkozy in the Palais de l’Elysée and the roomy but modern offices of German chancellor Angela Merkel. Hungarian prime ministers used to work in a far smaller room before the World War, which today serves as the anteroom to the Office of the President.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 14:39