Constitutional court greenlights quota referendum

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Hungary’s Constitutional Court (AB) rejected all initiations in opposition to the referendum on the European Commission’s refugee quota plan, as such the referendum initiated by the Hungarian government on the matter can be held this year, according to reports.

The court rejected four initiations against the referendum, three of which questioned the government decree ordering the referendum to be held, while another raised concerns about the question in the referendum, according to reports. 

Hungary’s President János Áder is expected to set the date for the referendum, in 15 days the latest after the constitutional court’s decision. The referendum can be set in the period of 70-90 days after the decision, therefore the referendum is likely to take place in September or October.

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