The government has been pursuing a filthy and unethical propaganda- and hate campaign for one and a half years. The campaign had its effects on the result of the referendum, but it was not able to convince the majority of citizens to support the Prime Minister in fulfilling his undefined political and legal goals.
Therefore, this invalid referendum is the failure of the government.
At the same time, it is the failure of not only the government, but of the opposition party politicians and all those people who out of fear or calculation endorsed and legitimized the governmental hate campaign.
The invalid referendum is the success of civil resistance.
László Majtényi’s essay in Élet és Irodalom on 2 Februar 2018.