Budapest, August 25 (MTI) – The opposition LMP party has called for talks with other opposition parties to discuss changing the election rules with a view to allowing Hungarians staying abroad to vote by mail.
Ákos Hadházy, LMP’s co-leader, told a press conference on Thursday that his party would also discuss ways to eliminate discrepancies in the election system as well as opportunities for election fraud. He argued that in the current regime ethnic Hungarians with Hungarian citizenship will automatically receive election notifications for ten years upon their registration, and the names of voters passing away in the meantime could be used to commit fraud.
On another subject, Hadházy said that European Union funds were being “systematically and deliberately looted with assistance from the Hungarian government”. He insisted that foundations and companies associated with lawmakers of ruling Fidesz had won billions of forints in community funds for projects “which were obviously not serious”.