Hungary, national Veto-plebiscite [AVP] - Országos népszavazás

General Typology

Plebiscite [ATP]
Political level
Local Name:
Országos népszavazás
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
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. The result of a valid and successful referendum shall be binding upon the Parliament.

References: Constitution of Hungary, 2016 (accessed 17.04.2020)

Subject Matter:

To call a plebiscite


President, government or citizens
Decision maker:


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No information found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
It shall be deemed successful if more than half of those voting validly voted yes.
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

(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, 2016 (accessed 17.04.2020)

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