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Lack of opposition makes debate on constitution unattractive for MPs

The parliament expressed moderate interest on the first day of the debate on Hungary’s new constitution, online news portal Origo reported.

On Tuesday, only third of the governing parties’ representatives attended the debate in the Parliament, the portal said. The MPs explained their non-appearance with their other engagements and, more importantly, also with the lack of debate partners, Origo said referring to the fact that opposition parties LMP and MSzP are boycotting the debate of the constitution because they find the entire process anti-democratic.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held a short speech at the debate and stayed in the session room until his press conference started. Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén arrived late and left early, the portal added.