Lawmakers of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) will not attend the commemorative parliamentary session marking the centenary of the Trianon Peace Treaty on Thursday.
DK lawmakers will stay away from the event because it will be about “nothing more than excluding some from the nation”, the DK group said on Wednesday.
“What’s more, the people who exclude others from the nation are exactly those who are bringing Hungary to ruin and Democratic Coalition/Demokratikus Koalíció will never take any lecturing from them about national sentiment,” they added.
“In 1990, Viktor Orbán [the current prime minister] marched out of parliament upon hearing the word Trianon and now, 30 years later, he wants to monopolise the memory of the peace treaty,”
the DK lawmakers said.