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Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed an amendment on the local aspects of the country’s election law. Parliament’s legislative committee last week approved provisional changes that would see a compensation list awarded in respect of settlements with more than 10,000 people voting in local government elections to parties that nominate candidates in at least two-thirds of individual constituencies. In Budapest, a party that nominates mayoral candidates in at least two-thirds of the districts will be entitled to submit a compensation list. Also, it will no longer be possible to call a by-election one year prior to the local government election if the mandate of an individual constituency MP ends prematurely. Accordingly, a person on the party’s compensation list would step in. Further, interim municipal elections will only be held before next year’s local council elections if a campaign is already under way. The amendment was passed with 130 votes in favour, 51 against and 6 abstentions.