It seems the debate about taking part in the parliament’s first session and acknowledging Fidesz’s fourth consecutive landslide victory in the general elections with being present came to an end among the parties of the Hungarian opposition.
Hungarian media reported that even Momentum Movement made it clear yesterday that they would be present at the new parliament’s first session on Monday. Momentum also added that they would swear the oath. That is a prerequisite to becoming a full member of the Hungarian National Assembly. Afterwards, MPs of Momentum will leave the parliament and will not accept positions in the new parliament for the time being.
Only Ákos Hadházy said that he would not go to the first session. Instead, he will sit in Kossuth Square and hold office hours there.
Meanwhile, Jobbik and Párbeszéd set up their parliamentary group yesterday.
Opposition party Jobbik said on Friday that its ten-member parliamentary group has reelected Peter Jakab as its leader. Jakab, who also leads the party itself, called it an honour to have been reinstalled in the post on Facebook.
The opposition Párbeszéd party formed its parliamentary group on Friday, electing Bence Tordai as the group’s interim leader, the party said in a statement. When Tímea Szabó’s term as the party’s co-leader expires in September, she will head the parliamentary group, while Tordai will be her deputy from that time on, the statement said. In the meantime, she will act as his deputy.