opposition party Fidesz last Tuesday said it was aiming to put six referendum
questions on government policy to the nation next spring after the National
Election Committee (OVB) finally cleared the party’s proposals.
first announced the referendum drive at a rally on 23 October last year – a day
when some supporters were caught up in anti-government rioting after the rally
had concluded – but has faced a long fight to have the questions allowed. The
OVB initially only allowed three out of seven questions, saying that those
rejected – on charges for healthcare and higher education – could not be
allowed as they affected the current budget. However, Fidesz modified the
questions to refer to the future and the Constitutional Court in early June
ordered the OVB to re-examine the three questions.