The main opposition Socialist Party will “correct” Hungary’s new constitution drafted by the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democratic alliance as soon as possible, party leader Attila Mesterhazy said on Tuesday.
Mesterhazy described the new basic law currently before parliament as “Fidesz’s party constitution.”
He said the Socialists had made the right choice when they decided not to participate in the drafting process. At Monday’s vote on amendment proposals submitted to the constitution draft, the ruling alliance rejected all proposals made by the radical nationalist Jobbik and independent MP Katalin Szili, he added.
The final draft clearly reflects Fidesz’s economic and social policies and the party’s attitude to power, Mesterhazy said. In addition, cementing the flat-rate tax system and the state pension system will significantly reduce future government’s manoeuvering space, he said.
Hungary’s new constitution will be “a legal manifestation of Fidesz’s party interests”, Mesterhazy said.