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.
- 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)
· 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
· 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.)