Democratic Coalition (DK), headed by former premier Ferenc Gyurcsány, staged a demonstration in front of the Constitutional Court over “Orbán’s soft dictatorship”.
At the demonstration, Gyurcsány called on members of the top court to stay faithful to their own traditions and be “loyal to freedom-loving Hungarians rather than to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán”. The former prime minister insisted in his speech,that Orbán had created dictatorship and called on the court to refuse to help maintain it. “A part of the nation is appealing to you not to argue why you must stay silent but find a way to speak up the country and its democracy is not strong enough to defend itself; it needs your help,” Gyurcsány said.
The politician said that the protest was not intended as a “threat or pressure but a respectful request” as well as an attempt to “raise the sense of responsibility” in people. Concerning DK’s plans to form a parliamentary group, recently thwarted by a change to parliament’s rules by the governing parties, Gyurcsany said that his party would stay a “firm opponent to Orban’s soft dictatorship,” even without one.
On March 15, DK called for a “constitutional blockade” were the court to fail to put on its agenda, within 30 days, a DK appeal which accused the government of striving to obtain total power, which is prohibited under the constitution. Read more: Speech by Ferenc Gyurcsány on the occasion of March 15, 2012
DK is determined to stage similar demonstrations on days when the court is in session during the next three weeks.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:58