The opposition LMP party has called it a “moral obligation” to confront the facts concerning Hungary’s communist-era state security apparatus.
The party plans to publish a list of MPs who voted down a lustration bill that LMP is submitting to parliament for the 18th time.
The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats have voted down the bill 17 times, LMP co-leader László Lóránt Keresztes told a press conference on Thursday, marking the European memorial day of the victims of totalitarian dictatorships. This suggests they actually reject the values that they purport to uphold in public, the LMP politician said.
In response to a question about migration and the suggestion that the issue would be in the focus of next year’s European Parliamentary elections, he said Hungary’s ruling parties had been using the issue as a means to retain power. Instead, a real debate should be held on the migration crisis, he insisted.
“The European political elite has also been unwilling to face up to this problem,” he added.
LMP suggests approaching the problem from the point of view of green policies, focusing on climate change, water shortages, falling agricultural production and wars generated as a result of geo-political interests.
Commenting on the 2019 local council elections, he said “21st century parties” would offer “a real alternative” to the ruling parties as well as to the opposition Socialists and DK.
Jobbik and LMP have already been natural allies in local councils around rural Hungary, with many overlapping areas in the two parties’ ways of thinking, he added.