Hungary, national Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - Országos népszavazás

General Typology

Instrument
Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX]
Location
Hungary
Political level
national
Local Name:
Országos népszavazás
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

Article 8
(1) (..) At the initiative of the President of the Republic, the Government, or one hundred thousand citizens with voting rights, the Parliament may order a national referendum at its discretion. (..)

References: Constitution of Hungary, 2016 (accessed 17.04.2020)

Subject Matter:

To initiate a referendum

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Parliament

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
100 000
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

(3) No national referendum may be held on
a) questions aimed at amending the Fundamental Law;
b) the central budget, implementation of the budget, central taxes, stamp duties, contributions, customs duties, or the content of Acts determining the central requirements related to local taxes;
c) the contents of Acts of Parliament regulating the election of Members of Parliament, of local government representatives and mayors, as well as of Members of the European Parliament;
d) obligations arising from international treaties;
e) personal matters and questions concerning the establishment of organizations that fall within the competence of the Parliament;
f) the dissolution of the Parliament;
g) the dissolution of a body of local government representatives;
h) the declaration of a state of war, a state of national crisis or a state of emergency;
i) questions concerning participation in military operations;
j) amnesty.

References: Constitution of Hungary, 2016 (accessed 17.04.2020)

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Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
unknown
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Practice

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