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Hungary: Former President Urges Successor to Veto

Published: March 11, 2013; 18:52 · (Vindobona)

Former President Lazlo Solyom warns his follower, President Janos Ader,in a dramatic speech of the end of checks and balances in Hungary’s political system.

Solyom regards a presidential veto to be the last option to prevent the two-thirds governing majority from overriding the Court at will. Even though Solyom was an outspoken conservative, the ruling Fidesz party sidelined him in 2010 nonetheless.

"Parliament's supreme legal standing was typical of the Communist one-party system in Hungary," he described in the daily Nepszabadsag.…

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