Fidesz rewrites the rules in the middle of the game and is ready to change the
local election system to suit its own purposes. A fine-tuned concept based on
the lessons of the EP election will limit the opposition’s scope for action and
may be unconstitutional on several points.
According to the draft bill introduced by 18 MPs of Fidesz on 30th May, the Budapest City Council
will be made up of 23 district mayors and 9 representatives winning seats on the compensation
list of the parties. The mayor of Budapest would be the 33rd member. The idea would eliminate
party-list voting as well as the direct representation of Budapest residents.

Fidesz rewrites the rules in the middle of the game and is ready to change thelocal election system to suit its own purposes. A fine-tuned concept based onthe lessons of the EP election will limit the opposition’s scope for action andmay be unconstitutional on several points.

 

According to the draft bill introduced by 18 MPs of Fidesz on 30th May, the Budapest City Councilwill be made up of 23 district mayors and 9 representatives winning seats on the compensationlist of the parties. The mayor of Budapest would be the 33rd member. The idea would eliminateparty-list voting as well as the direct representation of Budapest residents.

 

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