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Head of National Election Committee Resigns

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.06.

Péter Rádi, the chairman of the National Election Committee (NVB), resigned from his post and returned his mandate as member of the body on Friday, the National Election Office said.

Rádi, a lawyer, had been a member of the NVB since 2015. He was elected chairman of the body on August 14, 2018, to replace András Patyi.

NVB will be led until the election of a new chairperson by vice chair Éva Bozsóki.

MSZP Calls for Immediate Talks on Appointing New Election Office Head
MSZP Calls for Immediate Talks on Appointing New Election Office Head

The opposition Socialist Party (MSZP) has called for immediate discussions on finding a new head of the National Election Office (NVI) to replace Ilona Pálffy who will step down from her post effective Aug 31. Addressing an online press conference on Tuesday, Zsolt Molnár, head of the party’s Budapest branch, said the appointment of the […]Continue reading

NVB’s seven members, including the chairman and the three alternate members, are elected by parliament for a nine-year term on the proposal of the Hungarian president.

The committee’s main tasks include officially declaring elections results, ensuring the fairness and legality of elections and authenticating national referendum initiatives. The body’s decisions can only be overridden by the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court.

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