Lawmakers on Tuesday gave the government a mandate to establish a foundation to run a local campus of China’s Fudan University. The legislation on the mandate and on the transfer of real estate for the campus to the foundation was approved with a vote of 132 for, 25 against and no abstentions.
A last-minute modification to the legislation requires the government to report to lawmakers on preparations related to establishing Fudan Hungary University and the planned budget for its implementation by December 31, 2022, at the latest.
The government has said it backs a referendum on establishing the campus in the capital, but only in 2023, after the conditions for the investment become clear.
Moreover, parliament elected Zoltán Márki as a Constitutional Court judge in a secret vote on Tuesday. Márki, who has served as the head of the penal college of the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, was elected with 136 votes in favour, 2 against and 3 abstentions. There were 15 invalid ballots cast in the vote.
The post of Constitutional Court judge had remained vacant after András Zs Varga was appointed head of the Kúria. Márki will take up his post on June 22.