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New Mayor Stops Evictions in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.21.

Gergely Karácsony, Budapest’s new mayor, suspended all eviction procedures launched by the municipality, and ordered their review, on Friday.

Karácsony, who took over his post on Thursday, said in a Facebook post that ruling Fidesz-led local governments have “often evicted people in an unfair or unjustified, sometimes unlawful way”.

In his post, the new mayor said that he considered having a home a fundamental right, and pledged efforts to provide affordable housing to all residents.

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In his election campaign, Karácsony had promised measures to prevent “evictions without rehousing”.

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