Referendum – Hungarian, Norwegian Liberals campaign for ‘yes’ vote
Budapest, September 16 (MTI) – The leaders of the Hungarian and Norwegian Liberal parties on Friday urged Hungarians to vote “yes” in the Oct. 2 migrant quota referendum.
At a joint press conference with Hungarian Liberal Party chief Gábor Fodor, Trine Skei Grande, the head of Norway’s Liberal Party, said she wanted to persuade Hungarians to participate in the referendum because voting is a key part of democracy.
In the referendum Hungarians will be asked: “Do you want to allow the European Union to mandate the resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of parliament?”
Grande urged Hungarians to vote “yes”, arguing that Europe has to confront its challenges together.
Fodor said both the international perception of Hungary and its future depend on the outcome of the referendum. A “yes” vote will mean standing up for European values and it will send a message to the government that it is on the wrong track, Fodor said.