According to the proposal, the attorney general in the future, similar to the positions of the National Judicial Bureau, Korea, State Audit Bureau and Commissioner of Fundamental Rights, can be removed only with the approval of two-thirds of the deputies. .
According to the official justification, the current rule should be amended because the election of the attorney general is also subject to a two-thirds majority, so the termination directive will be amended accordingly.
The current attorney general, Peter Bolt, is in charge of his third term, as his term was extended in 2019 for another 9 years, so that he can remain in office until 2028.
In the run-up to next spring’s elections, one of the more substantive cases concerns the prosecutor’s work among opposition politicians, accused by the opposition of failing to investigate cases that appear sensitive to the government.
In addition to the above bill, the government has also submitted drafts in which it will change the provisions regarding the appointment and dismissal of other heads of state, whose powers will be transferred from the current prime minister to the president of the republic. These rules will also apply, for example, to the head of the Regulatory Authority for Regulated Activities and the Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Cover photo: Attorney General Peter Bolt will hold a report on the activities of the Attorney General’s Office in 2017 at the plenary session of Parliament on December 13, 2018. Photo: MTI/Lajos Soós