Budapest, March 21 (MTI) – The National Election Committee on Tuesday rejected a referendum initiative aimed at asking voters about the planned upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant.
The initiative was submitted by József Gál, spokesman of the green LMP party, as a private individual.
The committee said the referendum questions were in conflict with Hungary’s obligations under international agreements and were not clearly worded.
Bernadett Szél, LMP’s co-chair and parliamentary group leader, said in reaction that the committee had “found excuses” not to approve the initiative. Such arguments like some of the questions being “too complicated” and voters could not decide are “ridiculous”, she said, and insisted that “the nuclear lobby has put its foot” in the national committee.
LMP will appeal against the committee decision to the Supreme Court, Szél said.