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Opposition has already collected 45,000 signatures for Fudan petition

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Hungary’s opposition parties have already collected over 45,000 signatures as of Thursday evening for their petition in support of holding a referendum on Fudan University and unemployment benefits, several parties told news channel ATV.

The referendum issues were initiated by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, who only received signature sheets from the National Election Office (NVI) the previous Wednesday.

Since that time, some parties have completely used up their allotted share of sheets, but they will have to wait until NVI provides new ones for them. The parties need to get a total of 200,000 signatures in support of both questions on the petitions in order for a national referendum to be held at the same time as elections in the spring.

The two questions proposed for the referendum are:

Do you agree that the maximum period for the payment of unemployment benefits should be 270 days?

Do you agree that the National Assembly should repeal Act LXXXI of 2021 on the Fudan Hungary University Foundation regarding the transfer of assets to the Fudan Hungary University Foundation?

[Magyar Hang][Photo: Gergely Karácsony / Facebook]

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