Budapest mayor issues decree ensuring petitioners audience

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Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony issued a decree on Wednesday that ensures citizens who bring petitions backed by at least 1,000 other residents of the capital a meeting with city leaders, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

If a petition is backed by 10,000 or more citizens, it may be brought before a meeting of the municipal council at which the petitioner may present the initiative.

Petitions may be launched and signed by any resident of Budapest over the age of 14.

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