The small opposition LMP party on Wednesday appealed to the country’s newly elected president Janos Ader to initiate a constitutional review of the electoral and justice laws.
The party’s parliamentary group leader, Benedek Javor, told a news conference after parliament elected Ader that the new president should turn to the ombudsman, Mate Szabo, with a request to send the laws to the Constitutional Court in order to examine whether they are consistent with the basic law.
Javor said LMP had boycotted the vote to elect the president in order to protest against the procedure by which Ader had been nominated.
He said that after Pal Schmitt’s resignation in the wake of his plagiarism scandal, a public-law situation had emerged whereby trust in democratic institutions had been compromised. He said in such a situation it would have been proper to find a consensus on a future president who rose above party politics and who could strengthen national unity.