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Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

The opposition Socialists on Wednesday called on ruling Fidesz and the government to focus on protecting people’s health and stop “playing political games”.

Referring to Monday’s vote in parliament where the opposition refused to debate extending special measures in an extraordinary session, MP Ágnes Kunhalmi said the Socialists rejected the bill on granting special powers to the government because it failed to contain a time limit.

She said that carrying out screenings, buying protective gear and protecting employees and businesses did not require regulations that need two-thirds majority support in parliament.

The government decrees issued during the state of emergency could be approved by parliament with a simple majority but Fidesz still asks for powers that are not needed for handling the epidemic, Kunhalmi said in a video posted on Facebook.

The opposition would have supported the government bill on protective measures against the coronavirus if it had included a time limit and allowed holding parliament sessions in electronic form, she said.

The opposition’s distrust in the government results from its policies over the past ten years, including the repeated extension of a state of crisis caused by mass migration even in the absence of the conditions warranting such a move, Kunhalmi said.

The opposition fears that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will maintain the state of emergency for years on the grounds that the epidemic’s economic consequences need to be tackled, she added.

Source: MTI

2 comments
  1. Comrade Kunhalmi and her fellow socialists (read COMMUNISTS) are obviously living in a different century from everyone else in Hungary.

    Her assertation ‘that the opposition’s distrust in the government results from its policies over the past ten years, including the repeated extension of a state of crisis caused by mass migration even in the absence of the conditions warranting such a move’ is RIDICULOUS.

    All around Europe nations are now BELATEDLY following the realistic lead established several years ago by Prime Minister Orban and his Government in relation to illegal migrants.

    Many countries world-wide are also using the Orban / Fidesz ‘model’ to FIGHT the Wuhan virus pandemic.

    Comrade Kunhalmi is obviously of the belief that ‘BACSI NIKITA’ still ‘calls the shots’ in Hungary.

    Wake up you stupid moron !

    The Hungarian people will NO LONGER be duped by the senseless claims you make.

    If you really want to live under a Communist regime, move to North Korea.

    Perhaps Kim Jong-Un will NOT send you to a labour camp – but don’t count on it.

  2. Who played political games? What exactly did you think you would win out of your inhumane vote against the Hungarian people? Politics is politics and people who have no knowledge of how democracy works should only not be in politics but return to school for basic education. In politics and real life there are winners and losers and looks like you lost big time. Listen carefully for the death knell – it tolls for you and your comrades!!

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