Referendum planned for Sunday closure law

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Ferenc Dávid, chief secretary of the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ), said that they are currently formulating a referendum on the recently approved legislation restricting retailers from opening on Sundays, Hungarian online daily Origo reported today.

VOSZ is planning to hand in the questionnaire to the Hungarian National Elections Office for authentication this spring. Following the authentication, VOSZ needs to collect 200,000 signatures to have a referendum on the issue. The referendum is only effective if 4 million voters appear at ballot boxes to express their opinions.

In the event that the referendum terminates the Sunday closure legislation, it would only abolish the bill for a period of three years, according to Origo.

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