New Parliament To Hold First Session On May 6

(MTI) – President Janos Ader has convened Hungary’s new parliament on May 6, the President’s Office announced on Friday.

Under Hungary’s constitution, the president is to call the inaugural session of the country’s new parliament within 30 days after the general election. It was held on April 6.

The session will be opened by the president who will put forward a nomination for the country’s next prime minister who is elected with a simple majority of the votes.

The founding session will also elect a parliamentary speaker, the deputy speakers and the notaries in a secret ballot.¬†After the vote the heads of the National Election Office and the National Election Committee will present their reports about the April 6 general election.¬†Also, the formation of the parties’ parliamentary groups will be announced.

At the election, ruling Fidesz and the Christian Democrats secured 133 seats in Hungary’s new, downsized parliament, meaning a two-thirds supermajority. The left-of-centre opposition alliance will sit in separate groups: Socialists (29), E-PM (4), Democratic Coalition (4), and the Liberal Party (1) seats. Radical nationalist Jobbik will have 23 and green LMP 5 deputies.

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