Jobbik's outdoor media campaign continues before Constitutional Court

Hungary’s largest opposition party predicts that the Constitutional Court (CC) will judge Fidesz’ attempt at stopping Jobbik’s outdoor media campaign to be unconstitutional. Parliamentary faction leader János Volner says the real stake of the struggle is “if Viktor Orbán can have his way as a dictator or Hungary retains a European rule of law”.

After the Parliament passing the outdoor media bill, Mr Volner held a press conference on Friday and confirmed Jobbik’s position that the amended outdoor media law was unconstitutional because it had an impact on the financial operation of political parties, the regulation of which requires a two thirds majority in Parliament.

“Fidesz tramples upon the Constitution it wrote, just so that it could silence Jobbik’s outdoor media campaign,” the opposition politician said, asserting that his party was going to refer the matter to the CC.

He pointed out that even Fidesz faction leader Lajos Kósa said in Parliament that the law was about the financial management of parties.

“What's next? Will they restrict Facebook or the Internet? What else will they ban just so Viktor Orbán could keep his power?” Mr Volner asked, adding that the real stake of the struggle was “if Viktor Orbán can have his way as a dictator or Hungary retains a European rule of law”.

Jobbik’s MP also emphasized that Hungary’s outdoor media used to be the least unbalanced in terms of the government parties and the opposition since Fidesz had already established a dominance in all electronic and print media “using the money stolen from the people”.

Jobbik is convinced that the matter of the outdoor media campaign will be decided by the Constitutional Court and Mr Volner believes that the (CC) will judge Fidesz’ attempt to stop Jobbik’s outdoor media campaign to be unconstitutional.

 

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