Child protection referendum invalid


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The child protection referendum held on the same day as the election was deemed invalid due to the lack of valid responses.

The questions of the referendum were:

  • Do you support the teaching of sexual orientation to minors in public education institutions without parental consent?
  • Do you support the promotion of sex reassignment therapy for underage children?
  • Do you support the unrestricted exposure of underage children to sexually explicit media content that may affect their development?
  • Do you support the showing of sex-change media content to minors?

The referendum was deemed invalid as less than 50% of eligible voters cast valid votes, even though those who did voted overwhelmingly with four “no”s to the questions.

The proportion of "no" answers was above 92% among valid votes. Valid responses were submitted by approximately 44% of Hungarians eligible to vote and invalid answers were given by just over 20%, according to data by the National Election Office (NVI).

During the campaign, Fidesz-KDNP asked voters to vote against all four proposals, while United for Hungary opposition alliance asked their supporters to invalidate the ballot by writing crosses in both the “yes” and “no” boxes.


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