Budapest, November 16 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party has proposed holding a special session of parliament to discuss amendments to the constitution needed for holding a referendum on Hungary’s migration policy.
Although there is reason to support the signature drive of the ruling Fidesz party against the quota system, a petition is not legally binding, deputy group leader Gabor Staudt told a press conference. A binding referendum, however, would have real impact, he said, adding that since international treaties cannot be the subject of a referendum, Jobbik proposes amending the constitution to allow “every voter” to participate in shaping Hungary’s migration policy.
Staudt announced that on Wednesday Jobbik will stage a demonstration in front of the European Commission Representation in Hungary. Jobbik will protest against EC President Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent statement that the EU will not change its migration policies, he said.
Answering a question about Jobbik’s stance on the proposed modifiability of farmland lease agreements, Staudt said his party would abstain from the Tuesday vote.