Addressing a conference on the subject of the constitution on Friday, House Speaker László Kövér referred to Hungary’s basic law as a “historic document” with the message that “Hungary wants to stay a Hungarian country”.
Kövér told the event organised by the Hungarian Lawyers’ Association in the supreme court building that according to the constitution, Hungarians “want to live in an able and self-governing state, as a nation preserving its identity, and in a democratic rule of law”.
“This message is not losing its force as time goes by but is getting stronger, and the responses draw a clear, political line between those trying to enforce the nation and democracy and those that seek to destroy them,” Kövér said.
László Trócsányi, MEP of ruling Fidesz, said that the constitution “answers the questions of who we are, where we come from and where we are going”.
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