Hungary has hailed the success of its national consultation and the response it received from the public to help them shape a better society for the Hungarian people.
According to MTI, ninety-nine percent of respondents backed the government’s standpoint of maintaining the country’s sovereignty when it comes to essential issues.
State Secretary Csaba Dömötör said that the survey clearly shows that Hungarians do not want Brussels to take away Hungary’s right to make strategically important decisions.
“We must keep the regulation of taxes, wages and energy prices in our hands, and we must continue to make every effort to fight against illegal immigration; and we must make the operation of foreign funded activist groups more transparent,” he said.
The national consultation survey completed on May 31 could be regarded as part of the debate over the future of the EU, Dömötör said. Hungary wants a strong Europe that respects nation states and builds on them, he added.
The survey saw 1,680,933 people take part, which is 400,000 more than the number of people that voted for left-wing parties and 700,000 more than the number of people that voted for radical nationalist Jobbik in the 2014 elections.