Hungary, national Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Országos népszavazás

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Hungary
Political level
national
Local Name:
Országos népszavazás
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

National Referenda
Article 8
(1) At the initiative of at least two hundred thousand citizens with voting rights, the Parliament shall order a national referendum. 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. The result of a valid and successful referendum shall be binding upon the Parliament.
(2) Questions falling within the tasks and competences of the Parliament may be the subject of national referenda.(..)

References: Constitution of Hungary, 2011 (accessed August 27, 2018)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
200 000
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
Valid votes: Min 50% of electorate
Approval Quorum:
More than half of valid votes
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Art. 8
(2) Questions falling within the tasks and competences of the Parliament may be the subject of national referenda.
(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, 2011 (accessed August 27, 2018)

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