The reform of the Hungarian electoral system and the strengthening of Fidesz's position


This article is about most important changes in Hungarian electoral system, which were made by reform came into force on 1 January 2012. The main reasons for these changes were willingness to: adapt the electoral rules into modern times, simplify the system and give members of the minorities some electoral facilitations. On the other hand the reform was used in political way by ruling coalition Fidesz-KDNP to strengthen itself. The charges of alleged gerrymandering negatively affect on perception of Hungarian democracy by international organizations.


Key words:

Hungary, Fidesz, election, reform, gerrymandering

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Published : 2017-12-20

StarzykA., & TomaszewskaN. (2017). The reform of the Hungarian electoral system and the strengthening of Fidesz’s position. Political Preferences, (17). Retrieved from

Adam Starzyk
University of Wrocław  Poland

mgr Adam Starzyk, doktorant Nauk o Polityce; zajmuje się rolą lewicy w Polsce. Obszarami zainteresowań naukowych są również systemy polityczne państw Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej.

Natalia Tomaszewska 
Uniwersytet Wrocławski. Wydział Nauk Społecznych  Poland
mgr Natalia Tomaszewska, doktorantka Nauk o Polityce; bada rolę organizacji proobronnych w polskim systemie politycznym i bezpieczeństwa. Interesuje się również teorią konfliktów, polityką zagraniczną państw Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej oraz obroną terytorialną.

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