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OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF HUNGARIANS SUPPORT SELECTIVE FUEL PRICE CAPS - NÉZŐPONT

 

The vast majority, 73% of Hungarian voters support the government’s decision to cap fuel prices at 480 forints (EUR 1.2) for Hungarian consumers only, the Nézőpont Institute said on Friday. According to a government decision announced on May 26, only motorists with Hungarian number plates are eligible to buy fuel at reduced prices, while foreigners have to pay market prices at Hungarian pumps. Nézőpont said that 73% of respondents supported the measure while 21% opposed it. Pro-government voters were more inclined to favour the step, with 87% supporting and 10% rejecting it. Among sympathisers of opposition parties, 53% supported and 39% rejected it, Nézőpont said. Nézőpont asked 1,000 people over the phone between June 7 and 9. The sample was representative of Hungary’s adult population, it said.