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Dec 05, 2016

President Áder will not intercede in constitutional amendment dispute

The Jobbik party sought the President's intervention to help resolve disagreements surrounding the government proposed constitutional amendment

President János Áder has said that he does not want to intercede in the constitutional amendment dispute between political parties and it should be settled within the framework of parliamentary debates.

The news comes after the Jobbik party sought his intervention to help resolve disagreements surrounding the government proposed constitutional amendment

Jobbik party leader Gábor Vona asked President Áder to help resolve issues over their support of the amendment and the withdrawal of the residency bonds scheme.

Áder told Vona the president was constitutionally obliged to express the unity of the nation and stand above party politics.

“All political parties in the Hungarian Parliament have the opportunity to gather social support for the representation of their values and proposals and to be mandated for parliamentary action in proportion to that support," President Áder said, according to MTI.

On November 8, Jobbik played dirty politics by stating that they would only support the constitutional amendment if the government agreed to drop the residency bond scheme. The party then submitted a similar constitutonal amendment of ther own which failed to garner interest.