Referendum Questions Rejected

  • 31 Mar 2015 9:00 AM
Referendum Questions Rejected
The National Election Committee (NVB) has rejected various referendum questions submitted by a civil organisation. At an anti-government demonstration on March 15, the organisers announced it would put forward 19 questions covering corruption, the economy, educational and social goals, eliminating the state’s tobacco monopoly, opening up secret files on key state investments and abolishing toll motorways among others.

Last week the NVB considered a number of questions, unanimously approving two on restoring the school leaving age to 18 and eliminating the compulsory payment of membership fees to the chamber of commerce.

On Monday the NVB considered and rejected another seven questions, including on opening up communist era secret files on informants, on releasing financial details of the planned upgrade project of the Paks nuclear power plant and abolishing the new motorway e-toll.

The NVB said the referendums could not be held since changing the relevant laws would require amending the constitution.

Further, the issues were affected by international agreements and fall beyond the powers of parliament.


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