Hungarian EU referendum result a warning for Slovakia

The Hungarian electorate voted in favour of their country's entry to the European Union on April 12.

Despite 84 per cent of the voters voting in favour, the turnout was only 46 per cent, enough to meet Hungary's 25 per cent quorum. A similar result would mean failure for a referendum in Slovakia, where half of all voters must take part for the referendum to be valid.

"This is a very strong warning," said deputy prime minister Pál Csáky.

Sociologist Pavel Haulík said that the Hungarian referendum should open the eyes of the Slovak public, who have been disregarding Slovak politicians' warnings about the possible failure of the referendum.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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