Democratic Coalition pulls out of parliament
DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsany told a press conference on Monday that his party had "no other choice" in light of recent developments.
Among the latter, Gyurcsany mentioned "lies" about the outcome of the recent referendum and the "politically motivated" closure of left-leaning daily Nepszabadsag. He also mentioned press reports revealing the prime minister's role in earlier harassment of civil groups.
DK's deputies, however, will attend votes requiring a two-thirds majority, so as not to support the government with their absence, Gyurcsany said. He said that they were aware that their boycott would entail losing their remuneration, but added that deputies would participate in a "technical vote" once a year so that they can keep their mandate.
DK's representatives would continue fulfilling all their obligations outside parliament, such as keeping contact with voters, he said.