President János Áder has set the date of Hungary’s 2019 local elections for October 13. “The strength and stability of our democracy is ensured by the nation’s voters expressing their will freely and responsibly,” Áder said in a statement published on the website of the Presidential Office. “Ever since the first free elections held in 1990, all constitutional conditions have been in place for us to decide on our own fate and on the issues affecting our present and future.” Áder noted that Hungary will organise its eighth municipal elections in the autumn. He encouraged voters to exercise their rights and cast their ballots in the Oct. 13 election.
The election of ethnic minority representatives will be held on the same day.