Elections on April 8

The campaign starts on February 17

MH – 2018.01.11. 17:36 –

President Janos Ader has set April 8 as the date of Hungary's general election, the earliest possible Sunday that the ballot can be held under the law, MTI reported.

The election campaign officially starts 50 days before the date of the ballot, on February 17 this time round. Hungary's 7.9 million voters will have the opportunity to cast two ballots in the single-round election deciding 199 seats. One ballot directly elects lawmakers in 106 individual constituencies. A formula is used to allocate the remaining seats based on votes cast for a party list.
Under the law, Hungary's new parliament must be formed by May 8 at the latest.