Political Conditions in Hungary
- Type of State
- Parliamentary democracy
- Executive Power
- Chief of state: Laszlo SOLYOM (since 5 August 2005).
Head of government: Prime Minister Gordon BAJNAI (since April 2009).
Cabinet: Council of Ministers prime minister elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president; other ministers proposed by the prime minister and appointed and relieved of their duties by the president elections: president elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held 6-7 June 2005 (next to be held by June 2010); Prime minister elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president; last election held in April 2009.
- Legislative Power
Unicameral National Assembly or Orszaggyules (386 seats; members are elected by popular vote under a system of proportional and direct representation to serve four-year terms).
Elections: last held 9 and 23 April 2006 (next to be held in April 2010).
- Main Political Parties
SZDSZ :Alliance of Free Democrats or SzDSz;
KDNP : Christian Democratic People's Party or KDNP;
FIDESZ :Hungarian Civic Alliance or Fidesz;
MDF : Hungarian Democratic Forum or MDF;
MSZP : Hungarian Socialist Party or MSz.
- Current Political Leaders
President: Pál Schmitt (since june 2010) - Fidesz
Prime Minister: Viktor Orbán (since Mai 2010) - Fidesz
- Next Election Dates
Presidential: June 2014
National Assembly: April 2014
Indicator of Freedom of the Press
- World Rank:
- 3 places down compared to 2008
Indicator of Political Freedom
- Political Freedom:
- Civil Liberties:
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