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Opposition motions to dissolve Hungary's parliament

Opposition parties Fidesz and the Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) will initiate a motion to dissolve Hungary's parliament on March 8, Fidesz parliamentary group leader Tibor Navracsics announced at a press conference.

Navracsics said that Fidesz would like the party's initiative to be placed on the agenda during Thursday's extraordinary session of parliament.

Navracsics said that Fidesz and the KDNP would like early national elections to be held parallel to European Parliament elections scheduled for the first week of June.

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány announced on January 16 that the government had decided to convene an extraordinary session of parliament on January 29 in order to present measures aimed at adapting its current budget to the deteriorating economic outlook.

On September 15, 2008, parliament rejected an opposition Hungarian Democratic Forum-sponsored motion to dissolve itself by a vote of 204 to 171 with no abstentions.

Regular national elections are scheduled to take place in 2010. (MTI – Econews)