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Parbeszed not to attend parliamentary debate on 2023 budget law amendments

Opposition Parbeszed will not attend the parliamentary debate scheduled for Wednesday about amendment proposals submitted to Hungary's 2023 central budget, the party's co-leader said.

Bence Tordai told an online press conference on Tuesday that the assembly “will approve a budget which has already been published in the official Government Gazette which makes the presence of opposition, and even of government lawmakers, absolutely unnecessary”.

He noted that the 2023 budget cut allocations “for almost all highly important sectors and areas including health care, welfare, education, law enforcement and green development”. The wages of civil servants have also been reduced, he added.

Tamas Mellar, a party lawmaker, said that in the current economic situation the government’s objectives of an economic growth and a fiscal balance would not be possible to maintain.

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