Vol 1, No. 155, 7 November 1997
GONCZ URGES PUBLIC TO VOTE FOR NATO ENTRY. Arpad Goncz on 6
November urged citizens to vote for Hungary's NATO accession in the
binding referendum scheduled for 16 November, Hungarian media
reported. Goncz was addressing a forum in the parliament building
designed to increase public interest and encourage participation in
the NATO referendum. Recent opinion polls show that although some
65 percent of Hungarians support the accession, turnout for the
referendum may be less than 50 percent. At least 25 percent of the
registered electorate must cast a vote for the poll to be valid. MSZ
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