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Apr 26, 2018

Hungary’s parliamentary parties agree that the new parliament will have 15 committees

Fidesz Vice President Gergely Gulyás said that when the new parliament reconvenes on May 8th, ten committees will be chaired by Fidesz and the Christian Democrats, and five by opposition lawmakers

Hungary’s parliamentary parties have agreed that the new parliament will have 15 committees, the same as the outgoing legislation.

Fidesz Vice President Gergely Gulyás said that when the new parliament reconvenes on May 8th, ten committees will be chaired by Fidesz and the Christian Democrats, and five by opposition lawmakers.

He said parliament will have five deputy speakers, including three delegated by the ruling parties and two by the opposition. He added that the head of the legislative committee will act as deputy speaker in charge of legislation. He said Fidesz will propose keeping László Kövér as speaker of parliament.

Péter Harrach, Christian Democrat group leader, said the new parliament would discuss a bill on amending the list of ministries as a matter of urgency with the opposition’s consent. This move will pave the way for the soonest possible formation of the new government, he added.

Opposition parties will continue to head five parliamentary committees. Jobbik, the largest opposition group, will chair the national security and the business development committees.

The leftist Democratic Coalition will lead the budgetary committee, the Socialists the welfare committee, and green LMP the committee for sustainable development. The Socialists have named incumbent István Hiller for the post of deputy House Speaker.