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DK: LAW CHANGE COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR EP ELECTION FRAUD

 

The opposition Democratic Coalition has said a change in Hungary’s election law approved in December allowing the possibility of postal voting in the European Parliament elections opens the door to election fraud. DK lawmaker Gergely Arató told a press conference on Saturday that the list of Hungarians beyond borders entitled to a postal vote has not been made public. A Hungarian-Slovak dual citizen may therefore cast a vote in Slovakia before posting their ballot paper to Hungary, he said. Also, if they have a Hungarian address, they would be able to cast their vote in the normal way by crossing into Hungary as well as making use of their postal vote, he said. Rules prohibit double votes, he noted, yet no mechanisms are available to ensure the rule is not breached. DK has therefore turned to the European Commission and the European People’s Party, as well as to the top candidate of the European Socialist Party, pointing out the anomaly and how it could affect European politics, Arató said.