Budapest, August 25 (MTI) – It is wrong to encourage people to stay away from the Oct 2 referendum on the European Union migrant quota or to tell them to cast invalid votes, the government spokesman said on Thursday.
The position taken by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) is not correct for a rights organisation, Zoltán Kovács told public news channel M1.
TASZ said in a statement earlier:
The referendum is “inhuman and misleading” and the campaign is “inciting hatred and also false because a referendum that is not in line with the law cannot be used to enforce people’s will”.
Kovács said the referendum would be of historic importance and it is a national issue, so people should cast their votes. The campaign should be about how people should decide, he added.
The government is encouraging citizens to say no to Brussels’ misguided policies, Kovács said.