Budapest Post

Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate
Budapest, Europe and world news

Fidesz Aims to Limit Opposition's Freedom of Movement with Legislative Amendment

Fidesz Aims to Limit Opposition's Freedom of Movement with Legislative Amendment

It is not entirely clear what political considerations are behind it, but it is certain that they exist," said László Róbert, an election expert at Political Capital, to our newspaper.
The government plans to make several amendments to the electoral laws before the local elections.

One of the proposed changes is that no by-elections can be held in the year preceding the elections, and the vacant local government position would be filled by the party that previously held the mandate.

Another change is that on municipalities with a population of over ten thousand, a party must nominate candidates in at least two-thirds of the individual districts if they want to present a compensation list.

This was reported by Magyar Nemzet.

According to the amendment proposal, only those by-elections that have already begun campaigning will be held.

Therefore, for example, the election in the XII.

District, where the late Vágó István from the Democratic Coalition (DK) was a candidate, will not take place - as reported by the newspaper.

"It is not clear what political considerations are behind it, but it is certain that they exist," said László Róbert, an election expert at Political Capital, to our newspaper.

Although the ban on holding by-elections previously applied to a much shorter period, the introduction of the one-year deadline will not change the political balance.

However, it raises constitutional concerns if a party can ensure the filling of a vacant mandate not only on the party list but also in the case of an individual district vacancy, added László Róbert.

The provision that requires parties to nominate candidates in two-thirds of the districts on municipalities with a population over ten thousand is similar to the rule that Fidesz introduced before the parliamentary elections.

At that time, it was necessary to nominate candidates in two-thirds of the individual districts in order to present a national list.

This amendment ultimately determined that opposition parties would appear on a joint list.

Fidesz's interest is to fragment the opposition as much as possible.

However, at first glance, the government's proposal seems to push the opposition towards cooperation,

László Róbert also pointed out that under the previous regulation, it was enough to nominate candidates in "more than half" of the districts to present a compensation list.

This allowed two parties (or party alliances) to have their own compensation list by running against each other in only one or two individual constituencies.

If they need two-thirds of the constituencies for list formation, they will not have the opportunity unless they run against each other in more than a third of the individual districts...

Related Articles

Farmers break through police barriers in Brussels.
Ukraine Arrests Father-Son Duo In Lockbit Cybercrime Bust
US Offers $15 Million For Info On Leaders Of Cybercrime Group Lockbit
Apple warns against drying iPhones with rice
Alexei Navalny: UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist's death
German economy is in 'troubled waters' - ministry
In a recent High Court hearing, the U.S. argued that Julian Assange endangered lives by releasing classified information.
Tucker Carlson says Boris Johnson wants "a million dollars, in Bitcoin or cash, from Tucker Carlson to talk about Ukraine.
Russia is rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries, new UK report warns
EU Commission wants anti-drone defenses at Brussels HQ
Von der Leyen’s 2nd-term pitch: More military might, less climate talk
EU Investigates TikTok for Child Safety Concerns
EU Launches Probe Into TikTok Over Child Protection Under Digital Content Law
EU and UK Announce Joint Effort on Migration
Ministers Confirm Proposal to Prohibit Mobile Phone Usage in English Schools
Avdiivka - Symbol Of Ukrainian Resistance Now In Control Of Russian Troops
"Historic Step": Zelensky Signs Security Pact With Germany
"Historic Step": Zelensky Signs Security Pact With Germany
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has died at the Arctic prison colony
Tucker Carlson grocery shopping in Russia. This is so interesting.
France and Germany Struggle to Align on European Defense Strategy
‘A lot higher than we expected’: Russian arms production worries Europe’s war planners
Greece Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights
Russia "Very Close" To Creating Cancer Vaccines, Says Vladimir Putin
Hungarian Foreign Minister: Europeans will lose Europe, the Union's policy must change drastically
Microsoft says it caught hackers from China, Russia and Iran using its AI tools
US Rejects Putin's Ceasefire Offer in Ukraine
The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke and Self-Protection Strategies
A Londoner has been arrested for expressing his Christian beliefs.
Chinese Women Favor AI Boyfriends Over Humans
Greece must address role in migrant vessel disaster that killed 600: Amnesty
Google pledges 25 million euros to boost AI skills in Europe
Hungarian President Katalin Novák Steps Down Amid Pardon Controversy
Activist crashes Hillary Clinton's speech, calls her a 'war criminal.'
In El Salvador, the 'Trump of Latin America' stuns the world with a speech slamming woke policing after winning a landslide election
Trudeau reacts to Putin's mention of Canadian Parliament applauding a former Ukrainian Nazi in his interview with Tucker Carlson.
The Spanish police blocked the farmers protest. So the farmers went out and moved the police car out of the way.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy fires top Ukraine army commander
Tucker Carlson's interview with Vladimir Putin raises EU concerns
Finnish Airline, Finnair, is voluntarily weighing passengers to better estimate flight cargo weight
Russia's Economy Expands by 3.6% Due to Increased Military Spending
Ukraine MPs Vote To Permit Use Of Dead Soldiers' Sperm
German Princess Becomes First Aristocrat To Pose Naked On Playboy Cover
UK’s King Charles III diagnosed with cancer
EU's Ursula von der Leyen Confronts Farmer Protests Amid Land Policy Debates
Distinguishing Between Harmful AI Media and Positive AI-Generated Content: A Crucial Challenge for the EU
Tucker Carlson explains why he interviewed Putin
Dutch farmers are still protesting in the Netherlands against the government, following the World Economic Forum's call for 'owning nothing.'
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stands up for European farmers and says, 'Brussels is suffocating European farmers.
This farmer seems to understand science a bit more than the event organizer, Klaus Schwab.