The Socialists-Párbeszéd alliance is forming a parliamentary group to be headed by Socialist lawmaker Bertalan Tóth, Gergely Karácsony, the opposition alliance’s former prime ministerial candidate, told journalists on Wednesday after attending a meeting of Socialist-Párbeszéd elected MPs.
Karácsony, Párbeszéd’s co-leader, said the joint political will to work for change represented in the election campaign would carry on in parliament.
Tóth said the alliance would represent the voters who backed Socialists-Párbeszéd and the 2.5 million people who wanted change.
The alliance, he vowed, will reveal all information concerning the “mafia state” and make use of their parliamentary rights to protect any whistleblowers.
Tóth was asked about the preparatory talks for the inaugural session of the new parliament. Talks are scheduled to begin next week, he said. Once the party alliance receives the ruling parties’ offer in connection with the distribution of parliamentary committee seats, it will decide whether or not to accept it or even deal with the matter, Tóth said. Socialists-Párbeszéd will then also decide if it will discuss the offer with the other opposition parties, he added.
Tóth said that if the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance “sticks to its arrogant style” in parliament and “continues to abuse its power”, the opposition parties would have to discuss whether they even want to take part in the work of parliament. He said a boycott of parliament would only make sense if all opposition parties also agreed to it.
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