Budapest, March 9 (MTI) – The government has launched its campaign ahead of a referendum against the European Union’s migrant quotas through declaring a state of emergency in connection with migration, the leftist Democratic Coalition said on Wednesday.
The Socialist Party demanded that the government should disclose the information which served the basis for its decision. Socialist leader József Tóbiás suggested that there might not be such information, in which case the government’s measure is “too early”.
The Liberal Party also suggested that legal conditions for declaring a national emergency were not in place or the government was hiding facts from the public.
In a statement, the Liberals said that one such condition was tied to the number of refugees arriving daily, another to the number of people in transit zones, both numbers currently below the legally defined threshold. A third condition in the law is a possible circumstance impacting public security or health, which, if there is such circumstance, the government is obliged to share with the public, the document said.