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Fidesz calls for Budapest assembly meeting over alleged plans to sell City Hall

Deputies of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties in the Budapest assembly have initiated an extraordinary session of the body to discuss alleged plans to sell the capital's City Hall, group leader Zsolt Lang said on Monday.

Lang said on Facebook that Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, had 15 days to meet the request, though, he added, he should convene the body “without delay” since residents “are entitled to answers to the questions raised in recent weeks”. He urged a “meaningful investigation” by a special committee.

Earlier, Lang insisted that “more and more audio recordings and documents are turning up” concerning such alleged plans, but the mayor was heard “either denying the plan or contradicting himself”.

Karacsony has denied ever planning to sell City Hall.

No special session of Budapest city assembly scheduled for Wednesday

No special session of the Budapest city assembly will take place on Wednesday, the mayor’s office said in a statement on Monday. Gergely Karacsony, the city’s mayor, will repeat that the City Hall building is not for sale at the next regular meeting, the statement said. The Fidesz faction’s call to convene a special session was submitted too late, it said, adding that the next meeting of the Budapest assembly take place next Wednesday.


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