Budapest, February 25 (MTI) – The Jobbik party backs a referendum on the EU’s quota system and encourages its supporters to turn up and vote “no” to the quotas, party leader Gábor Vona said on Thursday.

Vona said issues to be cleared up at Friday’s five-party talks include whether the government’s proposed referendum question would encompass all forms of migrant quotas, such as also “relocations and expulsions”. It must also be decided whether the referendum would require a modification of Hungary’s basic law as many would say.

He said Hungary must send a message to “Brussels, Berlin and everyone who wants to force the quota system on it”, that it “wants no part of it”.

Leftist parties should put aside party politics and “think in a nation for once”, he added.

Asked what result a referendum could bring on this matter, Vona said “legally not much, but it could set off a domino effect, triggering a vote in other countries, too”.

In a press conference on another issue, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the planned referendum should cover all decisions, plans and ideas that “would impose any kind of quota in any form on Hungary.”


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  1. To Mr. Vona
    The whole world knows that yours and the government of PM Orban can be compared with the worst politics during the middle ages. This refugee crisis that has brought turmoil in the EU started in Hungary!!!You should be ashamed of it! Hungary is the largest net receiver of EU funds! It seems that you don’t even know what that means! Put simply, Hungary pays a little money to the EU pot and takes back a lot more! EU DO NOT NEED HUNGARY!!! That is to say, the WHOLE WORLD DO NOT NEED HUNGARIANS! I only feel sorry for some of the very few left who do not think like you and Orban. If you and Orban believe to manage the wellbeing of your people, then you should create JOBS for them in Hungary and STOP making use of the social system of the Western countries! You do not have the same values like we do!

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