Jobbik to propose amending constitution to allow migrant quota referendum
Budapest, November 9 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party on Monday said it would submit a proposal to amend the constitution to allow for a binding referendum to be called in connection with the EU’s mandatory quota system for the relocation of migrants.
Deputy leader Daniel Z Karpat told a press conference that the amendment was needed because international treaties and European Union decisions may pose legal obstacles to holding a referendum on the issue.
He said that with the backing of the result of a referendum, the government will have more leverage in Brussels and could therefore secure fairer conditions for Hungary.
Z Karpat said Jobbik continues to support the ruling Fidesz party’s collection of signatures against the quota system, adding, however, that it considers the party’s actions nothing more than “damage limitation” against the EU’s scheme.