Hungary calls general elections and a referendum on the Homófoba law of Orban for April 3

Hungary will celebrate ordinary legislative elections in which the Prime Minister, the Utranationalist Viktor Orban, will try to keep the majority with which he

Hungary calls general elections and a referendum on the Homófoba law of Orban for April 3

Hungary will celebrate ordinary legislative elections in which the Prime Minister, the Utranationalist Viktor Orban, will try to keep the majority with which he from 2010 from 2010 against a coalition that brings together all the opposition, from the left to the ultrarage.

The president of the country, János Ader, set the date of the elections, ensuring that it is the earliest in which they can be held, according to the current legislation.

The appointment will coincide with a referendum called by the Government on a law approved last year that relates homosexuality with pedophilia, and that has been criticized harshly by the European Union.

The executive, who argues that the law only aims to protect minors and that they are not indoctrinated with information on homosexuality or sex change, has made this law its new nationalist battle horse, accusing the EU of wanting to interfere in How parents educate their children and national affairs.

Orban governs with a two-thirds since 2010 (with some brief pauses) with which the Constitution modified in 2011 and the Electoral Law in 2013.

The opposition, which was very divided for a decade, has now decided to join its strength to try to beat Orban, with a joint list led by the independent conservative Péter Márki-Zay.

Surveys provide for a technical draw between the Fidesz, the Orban party, and the opposition block, although the number of undecided is up to one third of the electorate.

In the elections, the almost 8 million Hungarians with Voto Right choose 199 deputies for four years that, once the Parliament has been assembled, vote for the Prime Minister and his Government.

It will be the ninth elections since the end of the communist dictatorship in Hungary and the fifths since the entrance of the country in the European Union.

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 15:32

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