The essay presents short stories of the significant structural changes of the Hungarian Governments. It is made up of two larger parts. The first part deals with some of the more important historical periods (Dualism, Horthy-era and the era of state socialism). The second part focuses on the government (in legislative terms) after the change of the system. The study concentrates on the organisation of ministries as the result of the structural changes of the Governments. It is important to pay attention not only to the significant historic eras but to the changes of the transition periods, revolutions, etc., as well. The aim of the present paper is to find out whether there is an ideological connection between the structural differences of the different political terms and historical periods, or whether there are other correspondences instead.