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FIDESZ became the Fool of the Month

The debate of the new draft constitution took a humorous turn in Parliament thanks to a joke by István Újhelyi, the Socialist’s deputy speaker.
Parliament began the debate of the new draft constitution by Fidesz on Friday. The beginning of the session was brightened up by speaker István Ujhelyi, who – following the interventions preceding the official order of the day – declared that the Fidesz faction had proposed the next point on the agenda – that is: the debate of the draft constitution – to be deferred to Autumn. Then he asked the notary on duty, delegated by Fidesz, to read out the proposal.
“I cannot find it, I cannot find it” – the notary repeated in despair. Újhelyi then admitted that he joked, as it was April 1st. Responding to a question from the Hungarian internet journal index.hu, Mr. Újhelyi said: the really surprising thing was that Fidesz MPs needed several minutes to realize what was in fact going on. “They deserve that much” – he added, as, in his opinion, the whole draft constitution was “a joke”.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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