Áder rejects transferring Margitsziget to Budapest control

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President János Áder rejected a bill that would have transferred supervision of the Margitsziget island to Budapest from the 13th district. Áder said standing legislation doesn’t allow the modification of districts without prior consultations, assessments or local referenda, and the transfer of control would have constituted just such a case. He urged parliament to reconsider the bill. The government motioned the transfer since Margitsziget is a location of key strategic value in terms of tourism and deemed that Budapest could better coordinate necessary investments and developments than a district government.

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