ElectionGudie

Dec. 5, 2004 Held

3,009,262
Voted
Hungary

Hungary

Referendum

Results

37%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,009,262
Valid Votes:2,955,662
Invalid Votes:61,048

Provisions

The first question in the referendum was 'Do you agree that public health service providers and hospitals should remain in state and local government ownership, and that parliament should therefore repeal the law which is inconsistent with this'?

Yes1,921,237

65.00

No1,034,425

35.00

The second question in the referendum was 'Do you think parliament should pass a law allowing Hungarian citizenship with preferential naturalization to be granted to those, at their request, who claim to have Hungarian nationality, do not live in Hungary and are not Hungarian citizens, and who prove their Hungarian nationality by means of a 'Hungarian Identity Card' issued pursuant to article 19 of Act LXII/2001 or in another way to be determined by the law which is to be passed'

Yes1,519,856

51.55

No1,428,358

48.45

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • This referendum will address two provisions: 
    1. If hospitals and medical services should remain under state control
    2. If dual citizenship should be granted to Hungarians minorities in neighboring states

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ferenc MADL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ferenc GYURCSANY
  • Assembly: Hungary has a unicameral National Assembly (Orszaggyules) with 386 seats. ***

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Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Voters were asked if they wish for hospitals and medical services to remain under state control. The first question in the referendum was 'Do you agree that public health service providers and hospitals should remain in state and local government ownership, and that parliament should therefore repeal the law which is inconsistent with this'?
  • The referendum will also ask voters whether the country should grant dual citizenship to Hungarian minorities living in neighboring states. The second question in the referendum was 'Do you think parliament should pass a law allowing Hungarian citizenship with preferential naturalization to be granted to those, at their request, who claim to have Hungarian nationality, do not live in Hungary and are not Hungarian citizens, and who prove their Hungarian nationality by means of a 'Hungarian Identity Card' issued pursuant to article 19 of Act LXII/2001 or in another way to be determined by the law which is to be passed'

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,032,375 (July 2004)
  • Registered Voters: 8,046,742 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,308,263 (2004)

·         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: 38 (following the 2002 election)

·         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: 1,523,791 (est.)