January 8th, 2014

Roma public workers’ data in danger of being misused, says minority council official

The Budapest Roma self-government chairman has said that the authorities are collecting the personal data of Roma public workers in order to register them, without their consent, on a national minority list, daily Nepszabadsag reported on Wednesday.

Istvan Makai wrote in an article that reports were coming in from an increasing number of districts of Roma public workers being coerced to hand over their personal data when they attended training courses.

According to the election law, anyone who appears on a national minority list can only vote for a national minority. This means they cannot vote for a mainstream party in the general election.

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  • Voiceofreason

    Is that last sentence a joke? “According to the election law, anyone who appears on a national minority list can only vote for a national minority.” This seems to imply that if you are not a “real Hungarian” then the state will not actually give you the right to vote for who you want.

    Mind you, perhaps Fidesz is considered to be the only non minority party – after all, all other opposition parties are jews aren’t they?

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