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DK CALLS ON PARLT TO STRIP GOVT OF SPECIAL POWERS

 

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) urged that parliament should discuss its proposal aimed at stripping the government of its special powers granted at the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. Gergely Arató, DK’s deputy group leader told an online press conference that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday had pledged to return to parliament the special powers at the end of May. He further referred to Gergely Gulyás, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, saying on Sunday that the government was expected to submit a related proposal on May 26, which, he said, suggested that the special powers would only be returned to parliament in June. “DK would not want to wait for a third version to be proposed by yet another government official,” Arató said. “If [ruling] Fidesz wants to keep Viktor Orbán’s promise, all it would need to do is accept DK’s proposal,” he said.