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The opposition LMP party has accused the government of undermining local councils by various administrative means and deprivations.

LMP lawmakers Kritsztina Hohn said the government was gradually dismantling the system of local councils, which she called a cornerstone of democracy.

She said local councils were hard-pressed to find a skilled workforce due to stagnant salaries and the lack of a proper pay scale for civil servants. Instead of addressing these issues, the government is content to allow the sector to dwindle, the LMP politician added.

LMP, she said, is working to stop the destruction of localities by putting forward legislative amendments.

In the featured photo: LMP MP Krisztina Hohn. Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI