Hungarian Union (Romania)

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The Hungarian Union (Romanian: Uniunea Maghiara, UM) was a political party in Romania representing the Hungarian minority.

History[edit]

The party was established on 6 July 1921, with Sámuel Jósika as its first president.[1] Its activities were suspended by the Romanian government on 30 October, based on a historical law banning political parties based on ethnic lines.[1] On 15 January 1922 István Kecskeméthy became its new president, and the government allowed the party to resume activities shortly before the March 1922 elections.[2]

In the elections the party won three seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[3] However, it was banned against shortly after the election.[2] On 20 November it was agreed to merge with the Transylvanian People’s Party to form the new Magyar Party.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sorin Radu & Hans-Christian Maner (2012) Parliamentarism and Political Structures in East-Central and Southeastern Europe in the Interwar Period', University of Sibiu Publishing House, p196
  2. ^ a b c Radu & Maner, p197
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1599 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7