Two independent lawmakers and other opposition party representatives have placed a 260,000 questionnaires they received from people who, rather than sending their responses to the government’s National Consultation public survey conducted during the summer to the official return address, had sent them to the opposition.
The survey was launched by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in May to gauge the public’s opinion on a range of issues connected with the novel coronavirus epidemic and measures to restart the economy.
Independent lawmakers Ákos Hadházy and Bernadett Szél said on Thursday they had taken the questionnaires personally to the prime minister’s office to show ruling Fidesz that the responses had been sent to them by “real people of flesh and blood” and not by “some pseudo force in the background“.
The 260,000 people who chose not to send the questionnaires back through the official channel “have had enough of brainwashing, the leadership’s arrogance and systemic theft, and they reject institutionalised propaganda,” Hadházy said.
Featured photo via Ákos Hadházy’s Facebook page