National consultations in Hungary – a political hungaricum?

As we can see from the abovementioned, there are many forms of getting people involved into state decisions: elections and referendums are the mostly current. However, another institution is strongly upcoming in the past decade in Hungary: this is the so-called national consultation. The national consultation has become an especially useful method in the recent years to invite citizen participation in the decision-making process between election cycles. The Hungarian government’s next national consultation is to be launched in mid-March and almost surely will be transformed into a parliamentary act by the time of this conference. This survey among others will include the payment of compensation to prisoners complaining about poor prison conditions which is – as for its opposers – an issue that can weaken Hungary’s security and go against justice. Will it be true? Can this issue arise constitutional anxieties?