Budapest, May 7 (MTI) – The opposition Socialists will on Monday submit to parliament a draft resolution on the two referendum initiatives sponsored by the party, the leader of the national board said on Saturday.
Over the past four weeks, the party has collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of each of its two referendum initiatives, László Botka told a press conference.
The two referendum initiatives concern the government’s state-owned land privatisation programme and the introduction of a 2 million forint cap on public officials’ salaries.
Given how well the signature collection is going, the initiatives must go before parliament for a vote similarly to the referendum initiated by the government on the EU’s mandatory migrant quota scheme, Botka said.
“Logic dictates that a national vote should be held on the same day about the three questions, with all of them included on the same referendum sheet,” he said.
It costs about six billion forints (EUR 19 million) in central funds to hold a single national referendum, Botka said, expressing hope that ruling Fidesz would not “throw such an amount to the wind out of political prestige.”