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Jul 30, 2020

Hungary’s opposition are trying to stop people from having their say in National Consultation survey

Lőrinc Nacsa accused opposition parties of stealing questionnaires from mailboxes and ripping them up, while at the same time mounting a campaign to discredit the National Consultation.

 

Lőrinc Nacsa, a spokesman for the co-ruling Christian Democrats, said Hungary’s opposition parties are making a concerted effort to thwart people from having their say in the latest National Consultation survey mounted by the government to gauge public opinion on how to best handle the coronavirus pandemic.

According to MTI, Nacsa said that so far more than one million people had filled out the questionnaires on paper and online, while the opposition was doing all it could to prevent people from expressing their opinion. 

Nacsa accused opposition parties of stealing questionnaires from mailboxes and ripping them up, while at the same time mounting a campaign to discredit the National Consultation. He said the opposition had done the same when it came to previous public surveys on migration, economic policy and family policy.

The Christian Democrat politician also insisted the opposition failed to represent the Hungarian people or national interests, upholding foreign interests instead. Referring to the questions put to Hungarian citizens, he asked whether “we should let [financier] George Soros and similar financial speculators put Hungary into debt for an unforeseen period of time.”

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