Budapest, (MTI) – Communication within the ruling Fidesz party should again be free of unjustified mistrust and unfounded accusations, House Speaker Laszlo Kover said on commercial HirTV on Monday evening.
Serious Infighting in the Ruling Party Fidesz
Kover, who is also the head of Fidesz’s national board, reacted to a recent dispute between Zoltan Pokorni, a founding member of Fidesz and mayor of Budapest’s District 12, and cabinet chief Janos Lazar.
In response to critical remarks by Pokorni, directed at the “ostentatious” lifestyles of some senior officials of his party, Lazar said that “veterans should think twice before weakening us or else that could lead to their own weakening or end”.
Kover said he thought that dispute to be pointless, and suggested that such conflicts could lead to divisions within his party.
The house speaker, on the other hand, voiced agreement with Pokorni’s criticism, and insisted that his remarks reflected the opinion of some of Fidesz’s members and supporters.
On another subject, Kover said that planned changes to the road toll system would benefit most drivers, and voiced support for a proposal by the mayor of Budapest to test the new system for a full year to see how introducing a toll for the M0 ring around Budapest and links to motorways would change traffic in the city.
Concerning a proposal to introduce mandatory drug tests for school children, politicians and journalists, Kover said the idea was “neither attractive nor useful”. He also voiced support for new rules restricting labour on Sundays.
Touching upon a planned free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, Kover said that “the last nails for the coffin of Europe’s independence are being forged”.
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