The election system has become so warped that the opposition Socialists could stand just as good a chance of securing a two-thirds majority in parliament in the 2014 general election as ruling Fidesz, a party official told daily Nepszava on Wednesday.
The party’s Budapest chairman, Zsolt Nemeth, said that a gain of 30-35 percent of the vote could prove sufficient for a sweeping victory, the paper said. He also said that the Socialists were increasingly popular in the capital.
A recent Tarki poll put the Socialists almost neck-and-neck with the ruling conservative alliance led by Fidesz.
Molnar said if the requirement to register in order to vote ended up being enforced, general voting rights would not be guaranteed to residents who must travel twenty or thirty kilometres to cast their ballots.