Several hundred gathered in front of Parliament to demonstrate the value civil society groups contribute to society, and to voice their opposition to Fidesz’s NGO crackdown bill.
The Hungarian government rejected calls by the Council of Europe to rescind the higher education law, and further action by the council appears unlikely until October.
Botka made a number of hardline demands as he accepted the party’s nomination, including banning all MSZP politicians from running in the 2018 elections who contributed to losses in 2010.
Organizers plan to demonstrate the value of the work of NGOs in Hungary, and call for the controversial NGO law to be rescinded.
Fidesz claims the 1.6 million responses prove the majority of Hungarians support the government’s anti-EU policies, despite only 20 percent of questionnaires being returned and responses not yet examined.
Substantial growth in employment coupled with a decrease in public workers suggests modest real job growth.
The fledgling party has declared its intention to run alone in 2018 elections.
State television station M1 cited Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as proof that George Soros is interfering in elections.
Applicants for social care face long waiting times as a record number were placed on waiting lists this year.
Fidesz says the government will wait for the results of the National Consultation and the opinion of the Venice Commission before holding a vote on the controversial bill.