(MTI) – Hungary’s national and ethnic minorities will elect local representatives on October 12 in 1,744 of Hungary’s 3,177 localities.
In most of the localities there are at most two ethnic minorities.
From this year, Hungary’s nationalities have the option of electing a council of their own only in localities where at least 25 residents with voting rights declared themselves as members of the community during the last census, held in 2011.
The law identifies the following 13 nationalities with hundreds of years of tradition in Hungary: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croat, German, Greek, Polish, Roma, Romanian, Ruthenian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Ukrainian.
Roma candidates have the highest number (1,383) while Slovenians came in with the fewest candidates (10).