Klara Dobrev at the plenary session of the European Parliament

DK calls on parliament to initiate removal of President Sulyok from office

Klara Dobrev, who heads the party list of the Democratic Coalition-Socialists-Parbeszed alliance in the European Parliament elections, has called for parliament to start proceedings to remove President Tamas Sulyok from office.

Speaking at an online press conference on Sunday, Dobrev asked MPs of DK, Parbeszed and the Socialist Party to initiate the proceedings in Parliament along with the MPs of the other “democratic parties”.

She noted that DK had submitted all evidence to the chief prosecutor and filed a criminal complaint on suspicion of high-value fraud and abuse of office in a case involving President Sulyok, and had written to the deputy head of the Constitutional Court that Sulyok should be made to repay the salary he “unlawfully took as Constitutional Court judge due to the conflict of interest”.

If the president will not resign, she said, he could be forcibly removed from office by parliament, but initiating that procedure requires support from one-fifth of MPs.

Dobrev noted that her party had already started collecting the signatures and they were waiting to see how ruling Fidesz would vote at the end of the procedure.


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