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LMP demands court official accused of graft quits

The opposition LMP party has demanded the resignation of the head of the Hungarian Association of Judicial Officers, Gyorgy Schadl, who has been accused of corruption.

LMP politician Laszlo Lorant Keresztes said in a Facebook video that it was untenable for ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat MPs to keep Schadl in position.

Speaking in front of the justice ministry, the LMP lawmaker noted that ruling lawmakers blocked his proposal made in November to replace Schadl, who has been in legal custody for more than a year, adding that he was resubmitting his proposal to parliament.

He called on Justice Minister Judit Varga to break her silence on the matter and confirm whether she had met Schadl in connection with former justice state secretary Pal Volner, who was forced to resign after it was discovered he had received bribes.

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