Index - Domestic - The bill was submitted, Péter Polt could only be replaced by a two-thirds majority

Published on the website of the Parliament one bill, which says, among other things, that only the two – thirds majority could be removed from office by Péter Polt, the chief prosecutor. The document submitted by the Minister of Justice Judit Varga justifies this on the grounds that Péter Polt also needed a two-thirds majority for his election, and only then will the rules of the game be replaced.

A two-thirds majority is also needed to replace the National Judicial Office, the Curia, the head of the State Audit Office and and the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights.

Péter Polt, a candidate from Fidesz in 1994, is already serving his third term as chief prosecutor. He was first elected to the post in 2000, which he received in 2010 and 2019 for nine years. On the opposition side, it continues to receive attacks for not investigating cases involving Fidesz politicians or pro-government personalities. As a candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay announced on October 3 that he would be replaced on the first day of his possible government.

(Cover image: Péter Polt, Chief Prosecutor, will give a speech at the fifteenth Hungarian Lawyers’ Association of the Hungarian Law Society in Balatonfüred on September 23, 2021. Photo: Bruzák Noémi / MTI)

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