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JOBBIK LAUNCHES SIGNATURE DRIVE FOR 'SLAVE LAW' REPEAL

 

Conservative Jobbik has started a nationwide signature drive for the repeal of the labour code amendments tightening overtime rules in an attempt “to fight back” against “the governing parties that seek to eliminate Hungary’s strongest opposition force”, the deputy leader of the party said over the weekend. Jobbik has already turned to Hungary’s supreme court, the Kúria, over the National Election Committee’s ruling rejecting the party’s national referendum initiative for the legislation’s withdrawal. “We have chosen this form of action at a time when at stake is Jobbik’s survival,” Dániel Z Kárpát said, arguing that the party’s operation had been “practically paralysed by the State Audit Office” and “decisions by [ruling] Fidesz”. Z Kárpát said Jobbik would continue to fight for its survival as the “last remaining defender of democracy”.