Hungarian Opposition Signature Drive Delayed

  • 22 Dec 2021 8:39 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungarian Opposition Signature Drive Delayed
The National Electoral Office (NVI) is holding up the collection of the required 200,000 signatures for the opposition referendum on Fudan University and extended unemployment benefits, according to the Everyone’s Hungary Movement (MMM) press office.

The NVI informed Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony that no more signature collection sheets will be available before December 23.

The united opposition requested additional sheets from the NVI on December 17. Prior to that, the initiators were only able to receive the previously requested sheets in the afternoon of December 15 instead of on December 13.

At his press conference on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the Fudan referendum could be held only after the parliamentary elections.

The opposition says that this is not true and that the government is stalling and the NVI is assisting with this.

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