Budapest, December 30 (MTI) – Hungary’s Roma Party (MCP) has called on voters belonging to one of Hungary’s 13 official minorities not to register themselves as minority voters but to vote as a Hungarian citizen in the next general election.
Ferenc Horvath, a member of the MCP’s presidium, told a press conference on Monday that if registered as a minority voter, it is not possible to vote for a party list, an issue which the party claims unconstitutional. Horvath said they had turned to the president and the ombudsman for basic rights over this issue but have not received answers to their concern.
He called on minority members not to fill in the registration forms to be sent out in January because they will not have a chance “to shape the country’s future”.
Members of Hungary’s 13 official minorities will be asked to register as of Jan. 1, which will allow them to vote for an individual candidate and a minority list (instead of a political party list).
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