Petitioners Ask President Novák Not to Sign Social Law Bill

  • 24 Nov 2022 7:37 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Petitioners Ask President Novák Not to Sign Social Law Bill
Organisers of a protest act held outside Parliament on Tuesday have launched a petition urging President Katalin Novák not to sign into law the “inhumane” social care bill passed by Parliament on Tuesday.

Under the bill the state would assume less responsibility for needy citizens.

The bill stipulates that “everybody is responsible for themselves” and that the state must only help the needy as a last resort, after the family, local authorities and charitable organisations are unable to do so.

All of the numerous “do not sign” requests put to the head of state in recent years have had no effect, HVG writes.

In July Novák was urged not to sign the KATA bill into law, prior to that former president János Áder was asked not to sign various bills, but signed all of them.

MTI Photo: Gergely Botár

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