Constitution of the Republic of Hungary

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Article 70 (1) All adult Hungarian citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of Hungary shall have the right to be elected and the right to vote in Parliamentary elections; they shall have the right, furthermore, to participate in national referenda and popular initiatives.(2) All adult Hungarian citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of Hungary and all adult citizens of other Member States of the European Union who reside in the territory of the Republic of Hungary shall have the right to be elected in local ballots for the election of representatives and mayors; they shall have the right to vote, provided that they are in the territory of the Republic of Hungary on the day of the election or referendum, and, furthermore, to participate in local referenda and popular initiatives. Only Hungarian citizens may be elected to the post of mayor in any local government and the City of Budapest.(3) All adult persons holding refugee, immigrant or permanent resident status in the Republic of Hungary shall have the right to vote in local ballots for the election of representatives and mayors, provided that they are in the territory of the Republic of Hungary on the day of the election or referendum, and furthermore to participate in local referenda or popular initiatives.(4) All adult Hungarian citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of Hungary and all adult citizens of other Member States of the European Union who reside in the territory of the Republic of Hungary shall have the right to be elected and the right to vote in elections for the European Parliament.(5) The right to vote shall not be granted to persons whose capacity is limited or restricted by being subject to guardianship, or who are subject to the final judgment of a court forbidding them to participate in public affairs, or who are imprisoned on the basis of a final legal judgment or are under compulsory institutional care on the basis of a final judgment rendered in criminal proceedings. Furthermore, adult citizens of other Member States of the European Union who reside in the territory of the Republic of Hungary shall not have the right to be elected if they have been deprived of such right in their country of citizenship by the laws of that country or by a judicial or other official decision.(6) All Hungarian citizens shall have the right to hold public office in accordance with their suitability, education and professional ability.

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National constitutional law
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Hungary