Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania

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Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania

Partidul Popular Maghiar din Transilvania
Erdélyi Magyar Néppárt
PresidentSzilágyi Zsolt
Founded2011 (2011)
IdeologyHungarian minority interests
Christian democracy
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
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Chamber of Deputies
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European Parliament
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County Councilors
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Local Council Councilors
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The Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania[2] (Hungarian: Erdélyi Magyar Néppárt, EMNP; Romanian: Partidul Popular Maghiar din Transilvania, PPMT) is a political party of the Hungarian minority in Romania. It was founded in 2011.[3]

Ideology and objectives[edit]

It positions itself as an alternative to the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, the largest party representing Romania's Hungarian minority. The party's aim is "to establish an own parliament and government in Transylvania" and to achieve autonomy for the Szeklerland.[4] It also advocates territorial autonomy for Partium.[5][6] In June 2014 Tibor Toro made a proposal for the revision of the bilateral treaty between Romania and Hungary, which was signed in 1996: I think the basic treaty with Hungary should be amended to introduce a reference to the possibility of creating the legal framework of autonomy for national communities, specifically for Hungarians. [7]

This political organization is closely associated with the European MP László Tőkés, who was described by the president Tibor Toró as "the mentor of the party".[8]


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  2. ^ "Ethnic Hungarian party in Romania says "Transylvania is not a colony of Bucharest"". 22 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  3. ^ "Bejegyezték az EMNP-t". 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  4. ^ "Cultural autonomy and territorial federalism: two voting options for Hungarians in Transylvania". 13 November 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Megalakult a Partiumi Autonómia Tanács". 22 July 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Nyílt pályázat a Partium jelképeinek megtervezésére". 21 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
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