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UN Human Rights High Commissioner on the Fourth Amendment

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay urged the Hungarian government to undo a series of changes to the Constitution on Tuesday.

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Hungary under fire over changes to constitution

The Council of Europe has sharply criticised the latest set of changes to Hungary's constitution, describing them as "the result of an instrumental view of the constitution as a political means of the governmental majority".

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Hungary's pro-government media attacks Commissioner Reding

On Monday June 18, EU Human Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding was reported by the pro-Fidesz Magyar Nemzet as saying that she would do her best to contest the legitimacy of the next parliamentary elections in Hungary, scheduled for May 2014.

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Bajnai wants a joint PM-candidate with MSZP

"It is in the common interest of MSZP and Together 2014 to develop a cooperation which provides the biggest chance for victory"- Gordon Bajnai said in ATV on Sunday in relation with the upcoming negotiations between the two parties next week.

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Hungary must revoke worrying constitutional changes - Pillay

Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has urged the Hungarian Government to revoke a series of constitutional changes that have been widely criticised by international and regional human rights bodies as representing a backward step in human rights protection and undermining constitutional justice.

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Hungary government rejects criticism from European Parliament and UN on constitution

Hungary's ruling Fidesz party and its government Wednesday rejected fresh claims from the United Nations and a European Parliament committee that the country's latest constitutional changes threaten democracy, saying the criticism is mistaken, unfounded and politically biased.

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Attila Mesterházy's letter to Gordon Bajnai - "Welcome aboard, Gordon!"

 

For half a year already, open for negotiations, we have been expecting all democratic forces fighting for putting the Orbán regime out of power, and willing to rally behind the common good of the Hungarian people to join us in cooperation- reads the letter that the chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) Attila Mesterházy sent to Gordon Bajnai, published on last Sunday.

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Democratic Coalition stands up for the democratic opposition's joint prime ministerial candidate

According to Mrs. Ágnes Vadai, independent member of Hungarian Parliament (MP) and member of the board of the Democratic Coalition opposition party (DK) led by the former socialist prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, said that she was still waiting for the former Hungarian Prime Minister and present leader of the Together 2014 opposition movement, Gordon Bajnai to reply to her open letter written last week.

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European Commission spokesman: Brussels does not influence elections

It is not the job of the European Commission to influence the outcome of any election; this is the task of citizens, Olivier Bailly, the commission's spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Gyurcsány urges collaboration between left-wing forces

Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of Democratic Coalition held an evaluation on the anniversary of Imre Nagy's funeral. In his heated speech, Gyurcsány also mentioned Őszöd, sharply criticized the Orbán government and had some "nice" words to his oppositional "colleagues" as well.

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Orbán's whole governance is a huge Öszöd speech, says Bajnai

'It is pointless to establish an unsuccessful coalition. Agreements and fair compromises are desperately needed' Bajnai declared in Klubrádió's talk show.

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Attraction to get a HUF 400 million contract

In spite of accusations of plagiarism, the Hungarian Shadow Theatre that won the prestigious Britain Got Talent will be rewarded with a lucrative contract which includes performing it the world famous Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Bajnai's Együtt 2014 to change name after registration is denied by court

The Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) alliance will change its name to Together – Change of Era Party after the Capital Court on Friday rejected its request to be registered under that name.

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Bajnai: Uncommited voters are key in change of governments

Voters uncommitted to any political party are key to be won over by the opposition to win the elections, and this can be done by ensuring that a change of an era will take place after 2014, Gordon Bajnai, leader of the electoral alliance E14-PM, said on Saturday.

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Hungary PM Orbán: the EU is abusing its power

It wouldn't be necessary to amend the Constitution for the fifth times said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday to radio magazine '180 minutes'.

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