Political Conditions in Hungary

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
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

Source: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders


Indicator of Political Freedom

Political Freedom:
Civil Liberties:

Map of freedom 2010

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