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Pre-registration for elections - Gabriella Selmeczi’s ‘hysteria’

Gabriella Selmeczi (Fidesz’s spokeswoman) stated in her press release yesterday that the opposition parties were generating a pointless hysteria regarding electoral legislation. Selmeczi argues the planned pre-registration scheme broadens the base of participants. Selmeczi finds it a great leap forward that nobody will be at disadvantage and no citizen will be bothered unnecessarily with election infos. She explained, the people who want to participate in the elections will receive all relevant information. It was highlighted that the pre-registration period would be long enough, furthermore the registration process could be carried out in several ways.
István Józsa, deputy fraction leader of MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) announced on Sunday that MSZP was going to boycott the legislation process of the electoral reform. (MSZP did not participate in the new constitution’s codification process last year.) The boycott is not confirmed yet, but it is likely.
László Heltai, LMP (Politics Can Be Different) spokesman informed the media on Sunday that his party would participate in the discussion on the electoral reform.
Ferenc Gyurcsány, president of DK (Democratic Coalition), who finished his one-week long hunger strike last weekend, asked MSZP and LMP to boycott the electoral reform’s discussion in the parliament.
Source: Népszava

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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