The establishment of parliament at the time of the change of system also meant the restoration of Hungarian sovereignty, Zsolt Németh, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Friday.
Parliament will hold a ceremonial session on Saturday to commemorate the fact that the parliament established as a result of the first free elections after the change of political system held its inaugural session thirty years ago.
Németh said the current parliament has six members who were also lawmakers thirty years ago. Five of them have been members of parliament continuously since then.
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Németh, a politician of the governing Fidesz party, said the change of political system had been successful. This is partly because it has been based more or less on a uniform political will and social consensus, he said.
He said it was regrettable that the current opposition had refused to adopt a joint political declaration on the formation of a free parliament, a document which, he said, aimed to establish a national basic consensus and common basis for pursuing political life.
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