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Opposition to the Orbán unites socialists and extremhöger

– It is only in dictatorships that armed guards will be sent out against the opposition representatives, said member Péter Jakab on Thursday after a extrasittning in the parliament that is boycotted by the ruling party, Fidesz.

Jakab belong to Jobbik, a right-wing party which in the past distinguished itself for anti-semitism and xenophobia, but who lately have made the effort to clear out the worst övertrampen and moved toward the middle in Hungarian politics.

In a manifestation that not long ago had been unthinkable, he stood on the steps outside the parliament, together with representatives of other opposition parties – liberals, socialists and greens – and read out a joint declaration.


incomprehensible to liberals and left-wing parties in general are prepared to cooperate with a never so reformed extremhögerparti.

But that drives the diverse parties in each other's arms is the reluctance against the increasingly maktfullkomlige Orbán, and more specifically a new labour legislation that goes under the nickname ”slaverilagen”. The law, which is on the order of a multinational company, giving employers the right to request 400 hours of overtime per year to their employees, compared with the previous limit of 250 hours – without having to negotiate with trade unions. Övertidsersättningen companies can wait for three years to pay out.

When the law was clubbed by Fidesz in the middle of december spite of the relatively large protests outside parliament and the statstelevisionens headquarters. The police responded with pepper sprays. Now hope the opposition than the larger digestion in a planned manifestation on Saturday.

had around 31.500 people registered their interest to participate in the march on a special Facebook page. 8.600 said they definitely will.

Participating also makes the Momentum, a growing political movement which started as a petition against plans for a summer OLYMPIC games in Budapest 2024. For the first time, also several of the labour unions to participate in the protests. In Thursday marched 2,000 in the city of Szeged - which is considered a lot for a sleepy country town.

Faced with elections in april 2018 discussed the opposition a partnership for breaking the Fidesz grip on policy. But the idea to put up common candidates against the regeringspartiets fell on the too big political differences.

Now, it seems that ”slaverilagen” have led to a result where previous negotiations failed.

" Yes, cooperation is a fact now. They swore a common oath in front of parliament, " says Ferenc László, editor-in-chief of the weekly Magyar Narancs, to DN.

the unholy alliance between the disparate forces is a result of the propaganda in the Orbántrogna media, which routinely claims that all opposition is ”paid by Soros”, the Hungarian-born billionaire and philanthropist who supports liberal and progressive projects around the world.

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