Former MSZP parliamentary speaker to vote “no” in referendum

September 24, 2016


Former Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) politician Katalin Szili says she plans to vote “no” in the October 2nd referendum, saying such a vote would make possible “the protection of Judeo-Christian culture”.

“People who consider themselves to be democrats should avail themselves of such opportunities, which by itself is a reason to vote,” said the former parliamentary speaker to print daily Magyar Idők.

The one MSZP politician to actively collaborate with Fidesz since the latter party returned to power in 2010, Szili is a member of the National Political Secretariat of the Prime Minister’s Office.

“Referendums are the highest rung of participatory democracy,” trumpets the pro-government newspaper.