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LMP advocates referendum as ‘2nd step’ to change government

A referendum proposed by the opposition could be a second step towards changing the government following last year's preselection of opposition candidates for prime minister, LMP deputy group leader Antal Csardi told an online press conference on Tuesday.

The planned referendum is aimed at increasing the unemployment benefit from three months to nine, as well as thwarting plans to build a “Chinese elite university” in Budapest, Csardi said.

The politician argued that Hungary’s term of providing unemployment benefits was the shortest in Europe, and demanded that job seekers should get “a decent amount of time” to find employment. He also insisted that the Fudan University project would obliterate earlier plans to build a hostel complex for some 10,000 students.

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