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„I should have known that I don’t have a place in the system of the national coopearation” an interview with László Sólyom

An important power of balance is kicked up by the government by dissembling their intentions to the voters, changing the constitution without any substantive discussion, merely out of political interest, told László Sólyom, former head of state to the news portal [origo]. He said that sometimes the government was strongly attacked in the last year, but "a vital organ of the constitution suffered a blow" that cannot be left unmentioned. He talked also about how he survived when he realized that the government did not ask him to run for a new cycle; he regrets that sometimes he did not  speak more strongly as President, however, he was sure not to return to the politics again.
He also criticised the increase of the number of court judges by four to 15, insisting that sessions had been going much smoother before, in a court with nine members. He expressed concern that with the restructuring of the ombudsman system, the individual posts of future generations and minority rights ombudsmen will be scrapped. At the same time, Solyom said, current ombudsmen “have not been too active” before the public. Under the new constitution, coming into effect on Jan 1, 2012, the ombudsman for fundamental rights will have new powers to initiate proceedings over alleged violations of the basic rights of large groups of citizens. The ombudsman will work with two deputies for the protection of interests of national minorities and future generations, respectively.
source: www.origo.hu

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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