Parliamentary parties agree on committees

Hungary’s parliamentary parties have agreed that the new parliament convened for May 8 will have 15 committees just as the outgoing legislation had, deputy head of ruling Fidesz Gergely Gulyas said on Wednesday.

Ten committees will be chaired by Fidesz and the co-ruling Christian Democrats, and five ones by opposition lawmakers, he told a press conference.

Parliament will have five deputy speakers, including three delegated by the ruling parties and two by the opposition, Gulyas said. Further, the head of the legislative committee will act as deputy speaker in charge of legislation.

The Fidesz group will propose keeping Laszlo Kover speaker of parliament, he said.

Christian Democrats group leader Peter Harrach said the new parliament would discuss a bill on amending the list of ministries as a matter of urgency with the opposition’s consent. This move will pave the way for the soonest possible formation of the new government, he said.

Opposition parties will continue to head five parliamentary committees. Jobbik, the largest opposition group, will chair the national security and the business development committees. Leftist Democratic Coalition will lead the budgetary committee, the Socialists the welfare committee, and green LMP the committee for sustainable development.

The Socialists have named incumbent Istvan Hiller for the post of deputy House Speaker.

Source and photo: MTI

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