Parliament has adopted the 11th amendment to Hungary’s Fundamental Law, timing local elections in Hungary to fall on the same day as European parliamentary elections. The amendment was passed with 140 votes in favor and 36 against, with a two-thirds majority. Local mayors and councillors who obtained their mandates in 2019 will stay in their positions until October 1, 2024, the decision said. Ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat lawmakers who submitted the proposal said co-timing the two elections would help cut costs.
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