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The opposition Democratic Coalition has said it objects to a plan by Hungary’s ruling parties to allow Hungarian citizens living outside the European Union to vote in next year’s European Parliament elections.

“Fidesz wants to make election fraud legal,” Ágnes Vadai, DK’s deputy group leader, told a press conference on Wednesday.

Only by Hungarians who live in Hungary should decide on whom to send to the EP, Vadai said.

In reaction, Fidesz said that “DK has never objected to the European directive that enables Hungarian citizens in neighbouring countries to have European voting rights” and concluded that “they in fact hate ethnic Hungarians”.

“They would strip our own citizens of their voting rights while the European Left seeks to grant voting rights to migrants”, Fidesz said in a statement.

Source: MTI

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