Amendments to the law governing parliamentary business submitted by ruling party lawmakers “is another step towards ending the parliamentary system and establishing a dictatorship”, the opposition Democratic Coalition said on Tuesday.

Under the proposals, MPs may be banned from the Parliament building and the block that houses lawmakers’ offices for several months, making it impossible for them to carry out their work, DK deputy parliamentary group leader Gergely Arató told a press conference.

He said

any action taken in the chamber to draw attention to parliament’s “anti-democratic practices” could be subject to severe sanctions.

Further, lawmakers would be stripped of their right to enter any public institution and scrutinise its work, he said, adding that lawmakers have enjoyed this right since the change in political system. The ruling Fidesz party, Arató added, was making it clear that the government puts itself above the democratic control of the electorate.

Source: mti

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