At least 525,000 verified signatures have been collected, far more than the mandatory 200,000, in support of a referendum on MPs’ expenses, National Election Office head Emília Rytkó announced on Wednesday.
The idea behind the initiative is that MPs be compelled to provide invoices for any expenses claimed.
Rytkó said the National Election Commission has passed a resolution on calling a referendum.
The person who initiated the referendum drive, Mária Seres, told reporters later in the day that this is the first time that an individual managed to collect so many signatures for a referendum.
She is hopeful that the referendum will be staged simultaneously with the European parliamentary elections.