The opposition alliance parties and their candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay, launched a Hungarian-language poster campaign in London, the party alliance Recount MTI Sunday.
The billboards, with the Hungarian message “To those who understand these words: your country counts on you!”, will be visible at King’s Cross station and in Borough High Street for the final two weeks of the campaign, said the united opposition.
The aim is to make Hungarians living abroad aware that their participation, too, is expected in the parliamentary elections on April 3, they added.
The United Opposition said the votes of the several hundred thousand Hungarians living abroad could be a ‘decisive factor’ in the election and called on the ruling party to ‘intentionally attempt to restrict the situation’ of these Hungarians, with the result that they have to “often travel for several hours and stand in line to vote”.
They added that this is “not a surprise” because “four out of five Hungarians living abroad want a change of government”, according to an analysis by the 21 Kutatóközpont research centre.
The statement noted that Hungarians who wish to vote at Hungarian diplomatic missions abroad must submit the required application by 4 p.m. on the afternoon of March 25. He adds that fewer Hungarians have registered to vote, so far, in Munich and London, than two. weeks before the 2018 elections, even though the two cities are “important bases” for Hungarians living abroad.
“After April 3, we will build the kind of country that is not worth leaving and worth coming back to. We will guarantee Hungarians who have emigrated abroad the same right to vote, so that they never feel discriminated against by the government of their country of origin,” the united opposition said.
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