Hungary’s Supreme Court Approves Referendum: People Will Be Allowed to Reject EU Mass Invasion Plan
A top court in Hungary gave the green light for a national referendum this autumn in which the country’s government will campaign for the rejection of the European Union’s plan to import huge numbers of “asylum seekers” there.
Hungary’s supreme court, known as the Curia, on Tuesday said the proposed question — “Do you want the EU to be able, even without the approval of the Hungarian parliament, to prescribe mandatory resettlement of non-Hungarian nationals to Hungary?” — complies with the nation’s laws.
Hungary is the only EU member state that plans to hold a referendum on the bloc’s proposal to resettle migrants under a system of “mandatory quotas” for each member state. [This is how low the once-dominant European race has fallen: We live under regimes which legally require us to accept invaders who want to occupy — and genocidally replace us in — our nations. — Ed.]
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban sees the migration of “asylum seekers” from the Middle East and Africa to Europe as a threat to European values and way of life.
“Islamization falls under a constitutional prohibition in Hungary,” Mr. Orban said in a speech in parliament last week, citing the requirement in the country’s basic law to “defend the living conditions of future generations.”
Left-leaning opposition parties launched a legal challenge of the question the government proposes to ask, saying its meaning is unclear and it bears on an issue outside the mandate of the Hungarian parliament.
They also said a rejection of the migration scheme in a referendum would seek to change Hungary’s international commitments, which national law says can’t be done through a popular vote.
The Curia ruled that the question is clear and falls under the legislative mandate of the Hungarian parliament.
“Determining under what legal status and for what period non-Hungarian citizens may reside in Hungary affects basic rights, sovereignty and as such it is a subject of legislation,” the Curia said.
As a result of Tuesday’s court decision, the parliament could decide as soon as next week on calling the referendum, Antal Rogan, the prime minister’s chief of staff, said at a news conference. The government expects the poll in September or early October, he added.
“Not Brussels but only the Hungarian people may decide who they want to coexist with,” Mr. Rogan said. The government’s standpoint is that people should say “no” to migrant resettlement, enabling Mr. Orban to veto the EU’s plan, Mr. Rogan said.
In its opposition to large-scale migration to Europe, Hungary leads a group of nations in the EU’s east that, especially in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe last year, have resisted pressure from Berlin and Brussels [instigated and led by powerful, wealthy Jewish interest groups — Ed.] to accept migrants. At the bloc’s summit in September, they were outvoted by a majority of states that agreed to resettle, over two years, some 120,000 people who had made it to Europe seeking asylum. [That’s a cloud-cuckoo-land figure, by the way — the real number is closer to ten times that. — Ed.]
After the March terrorist attacks in Brussels, Poland’s conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydlo suspended her country’s commitment to take in several thousand people under the program. Poland’s previous government had voted to accept them.
The popularity of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party soared last year after the government built a razor-wire fence on the country’s border with Serbia and Croatia to keep “migrants” out.
Fidesz is poised to win the 2018 parliamentary elections because of its tough anti-migrant policy stance, pollster Tarki said.
“Whenever support slips, Fidesz will only need to press the moral panic button [about migrants] and votes will pour in automatically,” said Tarki lead researcher Endre Sik. Fidesz will likely be able to preserve its large lead, currently at 22 percentage points, ahead of the leftist opposition, Mr. Sik added.
Hungary’s Liberal party said it would challenge Tuesday’s court decision at the Constitutional Court, a special court that exercises judicial review of parliament’s decisions. The Leftist Egyutt party said the Curia decision goes against past precedent on plebiscites, characterizing the referendum as a vote not on migrant resettlement, but on Europe.
Egyutt and other leftist parties have called upon voters to boycott the poll.
To the ruling party’s right, the Jobbik party demanded Tuesday that the constitution be amended to include the rejection of migrant resettlement.
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Source: Wall Street Journal