Referendum – Fidesz parliament group backs Orbán’s constitutional amendment
Budapest (MTI) – Ruling Fidesz’s parliamentary group supports the constitutional amendment proposed by the prime minister to reflect the outcome of the European Union migrant quota referendum held on Sunday, group leader Lajos Kósa said on Monday.
The drafting of the legislation’s exact text is under way, he said. This is expected to establish that Hungary’s constitution rejects the possibility of allowing non-Hungarian citizens to be forcibly settled in Hungary’s territory without the approval of the country’s government and parliament, Kósa told a press conference.
Evaluating the referendum, Kósa noted some 3.3 million Hungarians had rejected mandatory migrant quotas. “Never before has there been such political unity in support of any Hungarian prime minister [as in Sunday’s ballot]”, said Kósa, adding that this force would decide the political dispute over the referendum’s outcome.