- 17 Mar 2015 8:00 AM
The civil groups also pledged support for referenda already initiated against Sunday shop closures and for greater transparency in public procurements.
Dialogue for Hungary co-leader Tímea Szabó said her party supported any initiative which gets closer to eliminating corruption and “the social crisis enabled by the Orbán regime”.
Dialogue for Hungary especially supported motions to make lawmakers’ asset declarations transparent, curb corruption and reform the education and health-care systems, Szabó, who sits as an independent, said.
She urged the civil groups to rewrite some of the questions for greater clarity and avoid tax-related questions, as these were forbidden. She added that her party was happy to help with the signature drive.
Jobbik lawmaker György Szilágyi told a press conference on Monday that the participants of the leftist demonstration “masked as a civil demonstration” called for change with empty words rather than deeds.
Regarding wealth declarations of lawmakers’ family members, Szilágyi said Jobbik lawmakers had already made these public and there was “nothing stopping” the lawmakers of the Socialists, DK or Együtt (Together) parties from doing the same. Until this happens, initiatives on this subject lack credibility, he said.
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