Budapest (MTI) – The National Election Committee (NVB) on Monday threw out an appeal objecting the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance’s campaign in an upcoming by-election in western Hungary.
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In its decision, the committee said that pledges made in an election campaign are “governed by the freedom of expression”. The committe said that the basis for those pledges and whether they can be realised “cannot be verified” and the “nominating organisations’ legal liability cannot be established”. The committee added that the objected campaign activities are not likely to mislead voters, therefore they do not violate equality between candidates or the organisations fielding them.
The by-election will take place in the Tapolca ward in Veszprem county on April 12. The ballot will be held for the mandate of the late Fidesz lawmaker Jeno Lasztovicza.