ElectionGudie

Oct. 2, 2016 Held

3,561,734
Voted
Hungary

Hungary

Referendum

Results

40%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,561,734
Valid Votes:3,338,483
Invalid Votes:223,252

Provisions

“Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without parliament’s consent?”

Yes55,555

1.66

No3,282,928

98.34

More Info:

Hungary: Referendum, 2 October 2016

At stake in this election:

  • This referendum will determine if Hungary will accept mandatory quotas from the European Union for relocating migrants.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President János ÁDER (since 10 May 2012)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Victor ORBÁN (since 29 May 2010)
  • Assembly: Hungary has a unicameral Országgyűlés (National Assembly) composed of 199 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Electoral requirements:

  • In order for a referendum to be valid, at least half of the electorate must cast a vote, and a simple majority of the vote is required for the referendum to pass.

About the referendum:

  • This referendum will determine if Hungary will accept mandatory quotas from the European Union for accepting migrants.

Main provisions in the referendum:

  • “Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without parliament’s consent?”
    • “Akarja-e, hogy az Európai Unió az Országgyűlés hozzájárulása nélkül is előírhassa nem magyar állampolgárok Magyarországra történő kötelező betelepítését?”

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 9,897,541 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 8,241,488 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,180,921 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Hungary a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (6 June 1980)

·         Has Hungary ratified CEDAW: Yes (22 December 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (9.55%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 44 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Hungary a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Hungary ratified CRPD: Yes (20 July 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 1,484,631 (est.)