Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
Hungary's top court says voter registration unconstitutional
Posted : Friday, 04 January 2013 05:57AM
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's top court said on Friday that a law proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling party forcing citizens to sign up in advance to be able to vote in national elections next year was unconstitutional.
After a review of the law asked for by President Janos Ader, the Constitutional Court also said in a statement that some of the law's provisions on political campaigns imposed "severely disproportionate" restrictions on the freedom of opinion and the media.
(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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