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Electoral movement launched in anti-govt demo

Electoral movement launched in anti-govt demo

Budapest, April 16 (MTI) – Civil activist Márton Gulyás initiated an electoral movement in a Budapest demonstration late on Saturday, demanding the introduction of an electoral system based on proportional representation by the end of 2017 at the latest.

Gulyás, who was sentenced to 300 hours of community work earlier this week for throwing paint at the presidential palace in protest against the higher education law, said that Hungary needed a parliament which truly reflects the social forces of the country.

As long as the electoral system and the current power-holders remain in place, parliament “will be excellent as a theatre but horrible as an institution of popular representation,” he said.

The demonstration was organised by a Facebook group against government policies. The protesters calling themselves “We won’t remain silent” gathered in Szabadsag Square in the central fifth district.

The square was full and the crowd was dotted with both Hungarian and European Union flags.

Source: MTI

2 Comments

  1. martaburka

    it is interesting that these people do not have anything better to do on the weekend. I hope that they do not have children who want to spend time with parents. The children of these parents will always remember the Easter when their parents rather leave them and protest against a government that has 66 percent of parliament seats. That is the majority of Hungarians want this government. Democracy does no;t mean that the minority rules. Being bad parents is unforgivable.

  2. DaveR

    At least they still are free to protest the oligarchs who run the country. And good they did it on a weekend to not miss work. Democracy is Hungary has been a fragile thing for hundreds of years. One day they will get it right. And how do you they know it was all liberals. Does the Orban run media think that only Liberals don’t like their corruption?

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