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March 8, 2021

Kelemen Hunor vows solidarity with Miercurea Ciuc mayor

UDMR President Kelemen Hunor is declaring his solidarity with Miercurea Ciuc Mayor Ráduly Róbert, who has been fined by the National Council against Discrimination (CNCD) and says the introduction of the knowledge of the Hungarian language as a condition for applying for a position in the local administration is both justified and legal. Moreover, Kelemen says he will offer the mayor legal assistance in court. ‘In the last 23 years, UDMR has bee also working so that we can freely speak our maternal language, for which we have set up a legal framework. No one may be expected from the observance of those laws, in Miercurea Ciuc or elsewhere. Defending one’s mother tongue and the free usage is something we are not willing to compromise on. The members who adopted the decision must be aware that they should nit be fighting against Hungarians and the law, but against discrimination,’ the UDMR president says in a release sent to ‘Nine O’Clock’. The UDMR leader notes that using Hungarian in the local administration is a right safeguarded by law and ‘the chief-architect of Miercurea Ciuc Municipality is no exception.

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