Hungarian presidential election referendum, 1990

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A referendum on introducing direct elections for the Presidency was held in Hungary on 29 July 1990.[1] Although the proposal was supported by 85.9% of voters, turnout was just 14%, resulting in the referendum being declared invalid.[2] As a result, the President continued to be elected by the National Assembly.


Choice Votes %
For 926,823 85.9
Against 152,076 14.1
Invalid/blank votes 9,069
Total 1,087,968 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,820,161 14.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p912