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Sep 01, 2016

October 2 referendum is an issue of national importance

The referendum is not about party politics, or the fate of individual parties, it is about Hungary’s future

The October 2 referendum on the EU's compulsory settlement quotas is an issue of national importance, Csaba Dömötör, parliamentary state secretary at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, has said.

Dömötör added that it is not about party politics, or the fate of individual parties, it is about Hungary’s future.

He explained that from time to time Hungarians decide on the country’s most important issues in referenda, and this is how Hungary joined the EU and NATO, for example.

Dömötör said that if millions of people vote and send the message that Brussels should cancel its plans for compulsory settlement, this will have primarily political consequences.

Dömötör added that the campaign for the referendum being held October 2 has reached a new phase; the main message will now be, “Let us not risk Hungary’s future – let us say ‘no’”.