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20/11/2019 19:55

Fidesz Learns Nothing from 13th of October

Fidesz Learns Nothing from 13th of October
Despite the seemingly reassuring ministerial responses to Speaker Kövér’s words, bills submitted to Parliament show that Fidesz has learnt nothing from 13 October and "paranoia soon took over the party," said MSZP president and faction leader BertalanTóth before the agenda in Parliament on Monday.

Laws restricting the operation of local governments, amendments attacking judicial independence, and proposals to regulate opposition MPs show: "in these matters, nonetheless, the Kövér-approach prevails: to hell with the system of checks and balances, to hell with the fundamental rights of representatives!"
 
Tóth stressed that MSZP considered unacceptable any restrictions that would further limit the freedom of expression of MPs, control licenses over executive powers, the operation of local governments and the independence of the judiciary.
 
Only harsh answers can be given to anti-democratic power practices, "and these answers are underway," the party president said.
 
The measures clearly show the difference between the world of Fidesz and MSZP: “Fidesz wants to turn back the wheel of time, we look to the future. We do not imagine the country's future with masked Scythians wearing feather grass, but with Hungarian young people capable of creative, critical thinking and cooperation,” he said.
 
He went on to say that MSZP's answer to the question "East or West?" was "West"; instead of the caste system built by Fidesz, MSZP believed in a state of opportunity where "social disparities are reduced and basic public services are accessible to all."
 
While Fidesz wants to reduce local government rights, MSZP would expand the financial leeway of local governments, he continued.
 
And while Fidesz would ban opposition politicians from various buildings "because they are trying to protect power by locking it away," MSZP will open its own buildings and offices to opposition politicians and NGOs, "because through inclusion and dialogue, we shall build a new and free Hungary with a strong opposition alliance.”