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Kúria upholds election cttee decision green-lighting referendum bid

Kúria upholds election cttee decision green-lighting referendum bid

Hungary’s Kúria has upheld a decision by the National Election Committee (NVB) approving a referendum bid on the question of whether longer statutes of limitations should apply in the case of corruption crimes. 

The referendum question, submitted by former LMP lawmaker Gábor Vágó as a private individual, reads:

“Do you agree that the statute of limitations for the prosecution of crimes of corruption should be at least 12 years?”

The NVB approved a referendum question concerning the statute of limitations for corruption cases and rejected nine others on various other topics on May. An appeal was then lodged at the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, by Marcell Melles of the think-tank Alapjogokért Központ. The Kúria upheld the election committee’s decision, according to a statement by the body on Tuesday.

Source: MTI

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