LMP would require referendum before major state investment projects
Budapest, April 7 (MTI) – The green opposition LMP party has proposed that the opinion of voters should be sought in a referendum before the approval of any major state investment project. Bernadett Szél and Ákos Hadházy, co-leaders of the party, referred to the project to expand the Paks nuclear power plant as an example.
LMP will submit to parliament a draft proposal on Friday on making relevant changes to the constitution, they told a press conference.
Under the proposed changes, holding a referendum would be mandatory in the cases of partly or fully state-financed projects worth over 5 percent of GDP.
Answering a question, Szél said that the proposed changes would not contradict current stipulations that referendums cannot be held on issues affecting central budget. She insisted the proposed new rule would have a “stronger mandate”.