Hungarians can vote on refugee quotas in September at the earliest
The referendum on refugee quotas will be held in September at the earliest, leaving enough room for “the leftist opposition” to challenge the referendum in the Constitutional Court, if they choose to do so, Fidesz communication official Bence Tuzson said, according to reports.
Speaking to state-owned all-news channel M1, Tuzson said pursuant to Hungarian laws and legal processes, the referendum cannot be held before September or even October, Hungarian online daily origo.hu reported.
Tuzson also said that governing party Fidesz has “no doubts about leftist parties challenging” the referendum initiated by the Hungarian government.
The Hungarian Supreme Court (Curia) ruled yesterday that the referendum can be held as it qualified it as a matter Hungarian sovereignty. After the National Economic Committee (NVB) passed the referendum question with nine voting in favor and three voting against, it was brought before the Curia by opposition parties but received a greenlight.
The referendum question translates as: “Do you want the European Union to prescribe the settlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary without the approval of the Hungarian Parliament?”
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.