Vona Would Depriving Illiterates Of Voting Rights

  • 8 Aug 2017 8:00 AM
Vona Would Depriving Illiterates Of Voting Rights
Jobbik president Gábor Vona told reporters on Monday that his party would deny voting rights to illiterate persons who were born after 1990.

MP Dóra Duró suggested a week ago that those who are illiterate and have not completed primary school would be deprived of their voting rights.

“This is a social advancement programme,” Vona said yesterday. “I would like to live in a country where there is no illiteracy and where every Hungarian citizen can complete school. In the 21st century in a civic Hungary this should be the minimum requirement.

Unfortunately, I fear it is in the deliberate interest of Fidesz to keep some ordinary people in this state of material and political helplessness.”

In response, Together said the Jobbik initiative is a populist and hate-mongering idea. “Jobbik would also like to call people ‘Gypsies’ as this is mostly about our Gypsy compatriots who are Hungarian Roma, and who have not completed primary school,” party national council president Viktor Szigetvári said.

An LMP representative said his party would lower the voting age to 16.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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