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Democratic Coalition and other opposition parties discuss need for new constitution

The talks were initiated by the main opposition Socialist Party and were also attended by the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK), the electoral alliance Together 2014 and the non-parliamentary Hungarian Social Democratic Party and the Alliance Together for Hungary Party.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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The frameworks for Hungary opposition's negotiations have been created

It is memorable that Attila Mesterházy, president of the Socialist Party announced already at the end of November that MSZP had initiated negotiations with the democratic opposition parties and organizations, starting with policy consultations and aimed at joint candidate and list nominations, i.e. the establishment of an election alliance by the end of the next year. The socialists contacted the founders of the election movement Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) – the Patriotism and Progress Association, the Milla Association and the Hungarian Solidarity Association – the LMP, the Democratic Coalition, the 4K!, the Hungarian Social Democratic Party and the Szövetségben, Együtt Magyarországért (Alliance, Together for Hungary) Party.

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Deputy chairman Molnár leads the Democratic Coalition's delegation at the first opposition meeting

Tamás Harangozó, deputy faction leader of MSZP stated on the 2nd of January that negotiations will begin between the opposition organisations about the issues of rule of law, constitutionalism and democracy.

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Read more: Deputy chairman Molnár leads the Democratic Coalition's delegation at the first opposition meeting

Democratic Coalition: Orbán administration's great fiasco

The Constitutional Court's recent decision can be interpreted as the Orbán administration's fiasco, says László Varju, a Democratic Coalition MP.

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Hungary government to be reshuffled – Index.hu

Hungary's government is ahead of reshuffling, local news portal index.hu reported on Wednesday.

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The dilemmas of former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány

"It saddens me and gladdens me at the same time" – evaluated and summarized the past year 2012 the Chairman of Democratic Coalition (DK) and former Prime Minister of Hungary Ferenc Gyurcsány.

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Hungary Constitutional Court strikes down introduction of voter pre-registration

The Constitutional Court struck down legislation that would have led to mandatory voter registration, a requirement that the political opposition said infringed on basic rights.

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Orbán, the most disliked PM in post-1990 Hungary

Over half of Hungarians are dissatisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, index.hu reported this week citing a November survey by Tárki.

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Parliamentary speaker Kövér criticizes former president Sólyom

Parliamentary plenary sessions must be held every third week instead of every week – László Kövér, speaker of Parliament said in an interwiew to MTI.

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Hungary state radio employee defends government on hidden camera video

Atlatszo.hu published a hidden camera video of Fruzsina Tóth, a protester representing the students (she is also a first-year sociology student), talking to a woman who claimed to be a journalist of the Hungarian Radio.

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Former PM Bajnai: the Orbán government is responsible for the recession

The economic policy of the government causes the perpetual worsening of the economic situation, that is why it is constantly having to introduce more and more austerity measures – this is how former PM Bajnai expresses his opinion about the actual economy policy on Info Rádió. With the introduction of such a flat tax the government has sacrified the two third of the society.

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Former PM Gyurcsány: the seven major sins of the Orbán government

At his year-end press conference, former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány talked about the seven major sins of the government. Gyurcsány, who is the leader of the small leftist opposition party Democratic Coalition, told that the Orbán government's performance is tragical but this fact is not the end of the word, there is still hope.

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Hungary government backtracks on college cuts after rallies

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government backtracked on plans to cut the number of state scholarships at universities next year after a series of student protests.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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DK's reply to MSZP's letter initiating opposition alliance

Dear Mr Chairman, dear Attila,

Following verbal positive answer, I confirm also in writing that: the presidium of the Democratic Coalition welcomed your initiative regarding negotiations among organisations of the democratic opposition for a programme-based alliance.

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Artists flee from György Fekete's academy

György Cserhalmi, a well-known Hungarian actor announced he was going to quit the Hungarian Art Academy (MMA). (Hungarian Art Academy used to be a politically right orientated art association, which became a public body.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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