April 17th, 2012

Parliamentary caucus rule change deals new blow to party of former PM Gyurcsány

The Democratic Coalition may not form a parliamentary caucus under new House rules to be approved by Parliament today.

The change states that 12 MPs affiliated with a party that fielded a national list at the previous elections and won seats in Parliament – rather than the present 10 – are required to form a caucus.

Parliament’s constitutional committee decided in November that MPs who left the Socialist Party to join the Democratic Coalition could obtain official caucus status once the statutory six-month waiting period had passed.

That period would have ended next week but the amended House rule will take effect the day after its promulgation.

Former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány yesterday described the change in the House rules as petty revenge on the part of the prime minister.

Coalition vice-president Csaba Molnár said they might take the matter to the Constitutional Court and European forums.

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  • Bowen

    I’m not a fan of Gyurcsany, but he’s right. This is just Orban being petty and insecure. Even with a ‘supermajority’, and God behind him, Orban still feels small and pathetic inside.

    • Illuminati

      Gyurcsany should have left politics 10 years ago but that doesn’t change the facts. The law was introduced 1 week prior, and it should have been a referendum, let the Hungarian people decide, not the Orban.

      1989 statement: youtube.com/watch?v=1fVIWQNlavI
      2006 Orban whipe out: youtube.com/watch?v=tIZOpZHZ72w

      He must have at least as much hate as the communist Leto.

  • steve

    Exactly the strategy of Robert Mugabe, ensure that there is no opposition so that the supreme leader can dictate. This is the same logics as 3rd world African politics. Makes you wonder about the logics of the supreme leader

  • Bowen

    Next step, Orban amends the Constitution so that only one team can play in any given football match.

    This will result in more unified and determined game-play, with more satisfying outcomes for those taking part.

  • http://www.allhungary.hu Erik D’Amato

    But keep in mind that this could backfire spectacularly for Fidesz, as DK has mainly served to dilute and disrupt the anti-Fidesz vote.

    • Leto مؤدّب

      Yes, I agree. It’s risky a bit indeed. The party interests of Fidesz would be actually to let Gyurcsány perform his good job at destroying the so-called “left” unhindered. And I doubt they don’t realize this.

      BTW, are you going to do something about name forging?

  • Leto مؤدّب

    “Coalition vice-president Csaba Molnár said they might take the matter to the Constitutional Court and European forums.”

    “might”

    :D

    BTW, they’ve got no jurisdiction over the House Rules of the Hungarian parliament, of course.

    • Illuminati

      Postcommie bastard comrade communist Leto. It has everything to do with the verdict produced 6 months ago, nothing to do with the house rules and what was introduced today. The verdict 6 months ago is within EU jurisdiction, my good comrade and neu-commie Leto.

      :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • Sure

    Obvious abuse of power.

  • wolfi

    When is Orbán going to meet Barroso ?

    That latest manoeuver will really make the EU sure about Fidesz’ s “democratic” intentions, I almost feel some pity for him – what kinf of excuse will he find?

    “I didn’t do it” – those bloody members of parliament had the idea …

    • Bowen

      Wolfi – or, another good one is: it is written in the Basic Law of our Constitution. I am only following our Constitution – decided on by the Hungarian people.

  • Pro-Democrat

    Fidesz = totalitarian fascists

  • Freedom

    Coalition vice-president Csaba Molnár said they might take the matter to the Constitutional Court and European forums.—-

    That is all they do. Don’t they have any respect for the Hungarian people who have always overthrown governments they disliked? Why do they feel they need the international elite who doesn’t even understand Hungary to always fight their battles?

    They have no stones to defend their interest in the public forums in Hungary so they have to waddle like chickens to whoever where listen to them elsewhere?

    Honestly, this group of people should not be represented in Hungary, all they do is seek outside influence in the lives of Hungary, and control over the way Hungarians live, which is just as bad if not worse than Fidsez. Fidesz may be power hungry, but at least he is a Hungarian little power hungry wannabe dictator – and not some foreign institution dictating….

    —-
    Jobbik and other Hungarian nationalist who have been at the back-end of violence, arrest, and bannings perpetrated by both the Socialist and Fidesz regimes has never went waddling to outside forces – they have challenged the government trying to berate them with their own power and will just like Hungarians always have.

    I think Jobbiks Independence and freedom is one of the main reasons it has been boosted in polls.

    Fidesz does what is best for it’s leaders, the Socialist and Coalition does what is best for outside influence, the LMP does what is best for the American ambassador and millionaires who finance it, but it is only Jobbik that does what is best for the people – the undervalued people who work, struggle, raise families, love their ethnic-brothers and sisters like their ancestors before them.

    • Leto مؤدّب

      “Jobbik and other Hungarian nationalist who have been at the back-end of violence, arrest, and bannings perpetrated by both the Socialist and Fidesz regimes has never went waddling to outside forces”

      :D :D :D

      Ah, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which Mr. Vona (leader of Jobbik), called for must be an internal force then.

      Here’s the video: -http://mandiner.blog.hu/2008/10/24/az_irani_forradalmi_garda_vendegszereplese_ilyen_orszag_pedig_nincs

    • Leto جبار مؤدّب

      “Jobbik and other Hungarian nationalist who have been at the back-end of violence, arrest, and bannings perpetrated by both the Socialist and Fidesz regimes has never went waddling to outside forces ”

      ROTFLMAO :D

      Mr. Vona, chairman of Jobbik, calls for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard:

      -http://mandiner.blog.hu/2008/10/24/az_irani_forradalmi_garda_vendegszereplese_ilyen_orszag_pedig_nincs

      :D

  • Freedom

    Coalition vice-president Csaba Molnár said they might take the matter to the Constitutional Court and European forums.—-

    That is all they do. Don’t they have any respect for the Hungarian people who have always overthrown governments they disliked? Why do they feel they need the international elite who doesn’t even understand Hungary to always fight their battles?

    They have no stones to defend their interest in the public forums in Hungary so they have to waddle like chickens to whoever where listen to them elsewhere?

    Honestly, this group of people should not be represented in Hungary, all they do is seek outside influence in the lives of Hungary, and control over the way Hungarians live, which is just as bad if not worse than Fidsez. Fidesz may be power hungry, but at least he is a Hungarian little power hungry wannabe dictator – and not some foreign institution dictating….

  • Freedom

    —-
    Jobbik and other Hungarian nationalist who have been at the back-end of violence, arrest, and bannings perpetrated by both the Socialist and Fidesz regimes has never went waddling to outside forces – they have challenged the government trying to berate them with their own power and will just like Hungarians always have.

    I think Jobbiks Independence and freedom is one of the main reasons it has been boosted in polls.

    Fidesz does what is best for it’s leaders, the Socialist and Coalition does what is best for outside influence, the LMP does what is best for the American ambassador and millionaires who finance it, but it is only Jobbik that does what is best for the people – the undervalued people who work, struggle, raise families, love their ethnic-brothers and sisters like their ancestors before them.

  • Leto جبار مؤدّب

    Uh, two failed attempts to point out a case when Jobbik “went waddling to outside forces”..,.

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