April 12th, 2017

Election Committee rejects referendum questions on scrutiny of politicians’ wealth increase

In a meeting on Tuesday, the National Election Committee rejected referendum questions on the scrutiny of politicians’ wealth increase submitted by a private individual. The six questions were submitted by Zsolt Fábián and had been announced by György Gémesi, head of the non-parliamentary New Beginning party.

The proposal suggested that the Tax Office should scrutinise the growth of wealth of all government members, lawmakers and mayors, and their direct family members, who held positions between 1987 and 2017. The election office unanimously decided that all of the questions were too complex to meet the requirements of referendum questions. Additionally, they would violate the constitutional ban on legislation with retroactive effect, the body ruled.

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  • ViktorZorroban

    The only reason why our Glorious Fidesznik Leaders became so filthy rich is because they believe in Matolcsy’s Fairytale. If you would believe in it the way they do, you would drive an Audi S8 and fly helicopters as well.

  • all of the questions were too complex to meet the requirements of referendum questions. Additionally, they would violate the constitutional ban on legislation with retroactive effect, the body ruled.

    How hard is it to answer the question:
    * Do you think the Tax Office should scrutinise the growth of wealth of all government members, lawmakers and mayors, and their direct family members, who held positions between 1987 and 2017?

    A simple Yes or No is sufficient.

    This does not have anything to do with retroactive legislation.
    Punishment for discovered crimes more than 5 years back do, though, but that is another question.

  • wolfi

    Really funny in a way – is this supposed to show the intellectual level of a typical Hungarian?
    all of the questions were too complex
    Compare these with the questions in those (in)famous national consultations …

    The right level of complexity obviously is shown on the new billboards and in the Jobbik magazine Hazai Pálya which we just found in our post box:

    Ti dolgoztok – Ök lopnak

    That’s easy enough for every Hungarian to understand, I hope.

    PS:
    Sorry for the wrong version of ö …

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