Jobbik submits bill on banning politicians from top sport positions
Opposition Jobbik submitted on Saturday a bill that bans politicians from filling leadership posts at sport organisations, a party lawmaker said.
György Szilágyi told a press conference that under their motion, parliamentary deputies, government commissioners, local government officials and MEPs would be prohibited from serving in top positions of a sport federation or a sport club.
He said that the ruling Fidesz party had been seeking “to exert control” over all sport branches in Hungary, thereby causing a lot of damage to the industry as a whole.
“In a democratic society leadership in sports is strictly separated from leadership in politics, and this is how the system should also work in Hungary in the interest of sports as a profession,” Szilágyi said.
He said that the FINA World Aquatics Championships Hungary hosted last month had been a success, but it was important to scrutinise how the funds allocated for the event had exactly been spent.