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May 04, 2020

Lawmakers adopt political declaration marking 30th anniversary of restoration of popular representation in Hungary

Lawmakers have adopted a political declaration marking the 30th anniversary of the restoration of popular representation in Hungary.

Lawmakers have adopted a political declaration marking the 30th anniversary of the restoration of popular representation in Hungary.

The proposal was submitted to parliament by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, House Speaker László Kövér, Fidesz lawmakers Máté Kocsis, Lajos Kósa, Mihály Varga, Zsolt Németh and Richard Hörcsik, and Christian Democrat MP Péter Harrach, and was passed with 126 votes in favor and one against.

The declaration said the Hungarian parliament honored the memory of the first freely elected assembly after the country had lost its independence on March 19, 1944 (when Germany invaded the country in WWII).

In later years, the new basic law in 2012 protected the country from “external dependency and renewed impoverishment”, the document said. It said that the MPs of Hungary’s incumbent parliament commit themselves to fundamental values driving the regime change such as freedom, constitutionality and national self-determination.