More than one million voters have so far returned their answers to the government’s “national consultation” questionnaires, according to State Secretary Csaba Dömötör.
The 1.13 million responses, received by post and registered online, show that the consultation involves timely and important questions that influence the future of Hungary, Dömötör added.
Participation in the survey is running until May 20 and represents support for national independence and the government’s policy, he added.
The government expects the participation of those who do not agree with allowing millions of migrants to enter Europe uncontrollably, those who do not want Brussels to force its migration schemes on Hungary and those who want to keep the regulation of taxes, wages and utility fees in national competence, he said.
People can send a powerful message this way not only to Brussels but also to opposition parties in Hungary, he added.
Although Hungary has disputes with decision makers in Brussels, it is invariably on the side of Europe and works for a stronger Europe. It insists, however, that Brussels’ misguided policies that fail to focus on the essential issues need to be reformed so that “Europe should be able to remain the best place in the world,” he added.
The government launched its survey dubbed “Let’s Stop Brussels” on April 1st, sending questionnaires to the whole voter base of about 8 million people and providing a website to answer the questions.