András Domány: Opposition Legislative Tinkering is No Better than Governance-Made Laws
Opinion is that tampering with laws for daily political reasons only leads to trouble, regardless of the initiator.
Momentum, an opposition party, proposed a bill amendment on Saturday, stipulating that if the President of the Republic resigns, they should not be entitled to retain the monthly gross salary of 4.5 million forints, along with provided housing, a three-person secretariat, and a car, as legally prescribed. The justification for this amendment is that retaining these benefits would create a "seriously unjust situation."
I raise the question: what if a president resigns due to deteriorating health? According to the Fundamental Law, the President's mandate ends if they are unable to fulfill their duties for a period exceeding ninety days and if the National Assembly votes on it, but what if they do not wish to wait for this? Is it still unfair to preserve these entitlements?