Contemporary system of Hungarian local self-government


  • Fekete Sándor Miskolci Egyetem



Hungarian party system, local elections, Hungarian parties, local self-governments


The conception of the actual local self-government system was created in the age of the dualism. Its development consisted of two parts, the first one was the decentralisation of the public law system, and the second one concerned the council’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, many councils went into liquidation so the state had to provide them with support. Therefore, the state’s influence was increasing, which was reflected in the new local self-government law. This law limits the local self-government’s sovereignty because it ignores the recommendation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. It was necessary to create a new local self-government but with the consent of the councils.