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Feb 16, 2018

Hungary’s “Stop Soros” bill receives unanimous support from the ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat parties

Fidesz group leader Gergely Gulyás said the parliamentary debate on the bill can start next week, with a decision expected after the April 8 election

Hungary’s “Stop Soros” bill has received unanimous support from the ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat parties, Fidesz group leader Gergely Gulyás has announced.

Gulyás added that the parliamentary debate on the bill can start next week, with a decision expected after the April 8 election.

According to MTI, the ruling parties do not command the votes to pass parts of the package requiring a two-third majority, Gulyás said. These are the passages affecting the law on national security, he added.

What’s more, he said that “International attacks” are mounting against the legislation, with the leftist opposition being mostly “pro-migration” and Jobbik “has flip-flopped” over the issue.

Gulyás made it clear that the ruling parties therefore “turn to the electorate”, and the parliament is to decide on the proposal after the election.

Péter Harrach, group leader of the Christian Democrats, said the coalition “faces the election with the calm of true achievements.” He added that their aim is to keep Hungary as safe as it is now, “as opposed to certain European cities.”