Karácsony Issues Decree On Rules Of Budapest Citizens' Initiative

  • 26 Feb 2021 7:00 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Karácsony Issues Decree On Rules Of Budapest Citizens' Initiative
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has issued a decree detailing the rules of a citizens’ initiative which the capital’s residents can draw up with a view to initiating consultations with the city’s leadership or shaping the agenda of the municipal assembly.

The decree notes that the city assembly approved the rules of the Budapest citizens’ initiative last January and voted to have it enter into force one year later.

A petitioner whose initiative garners the support of 1,000 Budapest residents will be invited to consult with the mayor, a deputy mayor or another municipal leader.

An initiative backed by at least 10,000 residents will be brought before the municipal assembly for a debate, which the petitioner will also be invited to address.

Petitioners and co-petitioners must be over the age of 14, according to the decree.

Citizens’ initiatives can be filed and signed in person or online and are assessed and approved by the chief notary. The decree enters into force on March 1.


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