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    Hungary Government - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/hungary/hungary_government.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Hungary
      conventional short form: Hungary
      local short form: Magyarorszag
      local long form: Magyar Koztarsasag

      Government type parliamentary democracy

      Capital Budapest

      Administrative divisions 19 counties (megyek, singular - megye), 20 urban counties* (singular - megyei varos), and 1 capital city** (fovaros); Bacs-Kiskun, Baranya, Bekes, Bekescsaba*, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Budapest**, Csongrad, Debrecen*, Dunaujvaros*, Eger*, Fejer, Gyor*, Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Hajdu-Bihar, Heves, Hodmezovasarhely*, Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok, Kaposvar*, Kecskemet*, Komarom-Esztergom, Miskolc*, Nagykanizsa*, Nograd, Nyiregyhaza*, Pecs*, Pest, Somogy, Sopron*, Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg, Szeged*, Szekesfehervar*, Szolnok*, Szombathely*, Tatabanya*, Tolna, Vas, Veszprem, Veszprem*, Zala, Zalaegerszeg*

      Independence 1001 (unification by King Stephen I)

      National holiday St. Stephen's Day, 20 August

      Constitution 18 August 1949, effective 20 August 1949, revised 19 April 1972; 18 October 1989 revision ensured legal rights for individuals and constitutional checks on the authority of the prime minister and also established the principle of parliamentary oversight; 1997 amendment streamlined the judicial system

      Legal system rule of law based on Western model

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Ferenc MADL (since NA August 2000)
      head of government: Prime Minister Peter MEDGYESSY (since 27 May 2002)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president
      elections: president elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term; election last held 6 June 2000 (next to be held by June 2005); prime minister elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president
      note: to be elected, the president must win two-thirds of legislative vote in the first two rounds or a simple majority in the third round
      election results: Ferenc MADL elected president; percent of legislative vote - NA% (but by a simple majority in the third round of voting); Peter MEDGYESSY elected prime minister; percent of legislative vote - NA%

      Legislative branch 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)
      election results: percent of vote by party (5% or more of the vote required for parliamentary representation in the first round) - FIDESZ/MDF 48.70%, MSZP 46.11%, SZDSZ 4.92%, other 0.27%; seats by party - FIDESZ/MDF 188, MSZP 178, SZDSZ 20
      elections: last held 7 and 21 April 2002 (next to be held NA April 2006)

      Judicial branch Constitutional Court (judges are elected by the National Assembly for nine-year terms)

      Political parties and leaders Alliance of Free Democrats or SZDSZ [Gabor KUNCZE]; Christian Democratic People's Party or KDNP [Gyorgy GICZY, president]; Hungarian Civic Party or FIDESZ [Zoltan POKORNI]; Hungarian Democratic Forum or MDF [Ibolya DAVID]; Hungarian Democratic People's Party or MDNP [Erzsebet PUSZTAI, chairman]; Hungarian Justice and Life Party or MIEP [Istvan CSURKA, chairman]; Hungarian Socialist Party or MSZP [Laszlo KOVACS, chairman]; Hungarian Workers' Party or MMP [Gyula THURMER, chairman]; Independent Smallholders or FKGP [Jozsef TORGYAN, president]

      Political pressure groups and leaders NA

      International organization participation ABEDA, Australia Group, BIS, CCC, CE, CEI, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, EU (applicant), FAO, G- 9, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, MINURSO, NAM (guest), NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFICYP, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNOMIG, UNU, UPU, WCL, WEU (associate), WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO, ZC

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Geza JESZENSZKY
      chancery: 3910 Shoemaker Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      consulate(s) general: Los Angeles and New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 966-8135
      telephone: [1] (202) 362-6730

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Nancy Goodman BRINKER
      embassy: Szabadsag ter 12, H-1054 Budapest
      mailing address: pouch: American Embassy Budapest, 5270 Budapest Place, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-5270
      telephone: [36] (1) 475-4336, 475-4156
      FAX: [36] (1) 475-4520

      Flag description three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and green

      NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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