Budapest (MTI) – The opposition Socialist Party has complained about the ruling Fidesz party’s decision to turn to the National Election Committee in a bid to stop opposition parties from holding a demonstration on October 2, the day of the referendum on migrant quotas.
In a statement on Monday, the Socialists, referring to a now-defunct law on shopping restrictions, said the move was further proof that Fidesz wanted to dictate how people should spend their Sunday.
Fidesz has asked the election committee to adjudicate on the legality of holding a demonstration on the day of the popular vote.
The Socialists said in their statement: “So far Fidesz has spent 11.3 billion forints on its quota campaign, four times the sum spent on the general election … For months it has been illegally using taxpayer money to spread hate propaganda, and evidence has been captured on video showing public workers taking down opposition billboards and those of civil organisations.”
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