- 29 Nov 2017 8:00 AM
For a referendum to be called by parliament, at least 200,000 signatures should have been collected from August 1 to November 28.
Biró said he still hoped parliament would take it into consideration that a recent public survey showed 96% of Hungarians would like December 24 to be a public holiday.
Bíró attributed the relative failure of the signature drive to the legislative environment which he said discourages organisations from participating in the collection of signatures by imposing a fine on lost signature-collection forms.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.