Analysis 25 Jan 18

Serbia’s Hungarian Party Mobilize Votes for Orban

As Hungary heads towards parliamentarian elections, the main ethnic Hungarian party in Serbia is doing its best to ensure that Viktor Orban cruises towards another victory.

Maja Zivanovic
BIRN
Novi Sad
Illustration. Photo: Anadolu

The two parties that represent ethnic Hungarians in Serbia, most of whom live in the northern province of Vojvodina, have started preparing citizens with dual Serbian-Hungarian citizenship for Hungary’s parliamentarian elections on April 8.

The main party, the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, SVM, is backing the Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

“We are explaining to people that election law in Hungary stipulates that having citizenship does not automatically mean voting rights, so people need to register to vote,” Balint Pastor, SVM deputy in Serbia’s parliament, told BIRN.

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