Two Referendum Questions Go Before Hungary’s Supreme Court

  • 10 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
Two Referendum Questions Go Before Hungary’s Supreme Court
Appeals have been submitted to the National Election Committee (NVB) over its decision to approve two questions for a national referendum, the National Election Office confirmed MTI’s information. The two questions were submitted to the committee by a civil organisation that announced them among a total of 19 at an anti-government demonstration on March 15.

The NVB unanimously approved the two questions concerning restoring the school leaving age to 18 and eliminating the compulsory payment of membership fees to the chamber of commerce at its meeting on March 25.

Due to appeals submitted to NVB by the Thursday deadline, the questions will be referred to the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, for consideration.

The court has 90 days to rule whether a national referendum can be held in the two matters. If the Kuria upholds NBV’s decision, the organisation initiating the referendum has four months to collect the 200,000 signatures required by law for calling a popular vote.


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