In Hungary’s April 3 general election and the referendum on child protection to be held simultaneously, voters with a Hungarian address who reside abroad will have 146 foreign representations at their disposal as opposed to 118 when the election was last held in 2018.
Since then, representations have opened in Houston and Miami (USA), Innsbruck (Austria), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Nicosia (Cyprus), Tallinn (Estonia), Lyon and Strasbourg (France), in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Montreal and Vancouver (Canada), Guangzhou (China), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Vientiane (Laos), Gdansk and Wroclaw (Poland), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Valletta (Malta), Nuremberg (Germany), Muscat (Oman), Ramallah (Palestine), Panama (Panama), Malaga (Spain), Geneva (Switzerland), Dakar (Senegal), Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), Kampala (Uganda), Montevideo (Uruguay) and in Lusaka, Zambia.
Meanwhile, the National Election Committee (NVB) has dismissed a request to increase the number of places available for Hungarians living in the UK to cast their votes for the 2022 Hungarian general election. Even though there are officially more than 155,000 Hungarians living in the island country, they will still only be able to vote in two places.
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