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Fidesz Group Leader: Parliament Cannot Be Dragged through the Gutter

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.18.

Parliament cannot be allowed to be a place of obscenity and violence, Máté Kocsis, the Fidesz parliamentary group’s leader, told public Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

“It’s suspicious that the opposition is insisting on this,” he said, commenting on their objection to a bill on tightening house rules. He accused opposition lawmakers of aggression and obscenity at meetings, adding that the extant disciplinary rules had not acted as a deterrence.

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Rules would only be effective of heavy penalties were attached, he said, adding that the practices of other European countries were also examined during the bill’s preparation. In many places, he said, rules were even stricter, adding that lawmakers elsewhere could be banned from parliamentary work for up 10-30 days and their rights as an MP suspended.

Kocsis said it was unimaginable in other European Union countries for lawmakers to block the speaker from accessing his podium and obstructing parliamentary work.

In the featured photo: Máté Kocsis of Fidesz. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI