- 15 Jul 2014 5:00 AM
DK will ask the commission if it is willing to ask for a legal review of Hungary’s new election laws on the ground that they are “in breach of the principle of democratic elections and international agreements”, Zsolt Gréczy said. MEPs Csaba Molnár and Péter Niedermüller said that based on the findings of the report of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe released last Friday, Hungary’s April 6 general elections could “hardly be called free and fair”.
The April 6 general election was “efficiently administered” and offered voters a “diverse choice”, the OSCE said in a report on its election observation mission, but added that the ruling Fidesz party enjoyed an “undue advantage” due to “restrictive” campaign rules and “biased media coverage”.
A number of key amendments adopted had negative effects on the electoral process, including removal of some checks and balances, the report added.
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