The decision that defines the boundaries of the individual electoral districts for the October 26 ballot will continue to prevent Ukraine’s 150,000-strong Hungarian minority from forming a district and sending its own representative to the legislature and this is unacceptable, Istvan Szavay, deputy leader of Jobbik, said in a statement.
The decision is particularly “outrageous” from the point of view that Ukraine’s President petro Poroshenko had earlier pledged support to Transcarpathia’s ethnic Hungarian party KMKSZ for the representation of the Hungarian community in Ukraine’s parliament, he said.
Jobbik welcomes and supports that the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad stated concern over the Ukrainian commission’s decision.
Arpad Potapi said in a statement on September 9 that democracy is especially important in the current domestic situation in Ukraine — in particular the operation of the democratic institutional system. Therefore it is worrying that the electoral pursuits of the Hungarian ethnic community in western Ukraine, for which following a law-abiding path is important, has ended in failure, he added.