The missed interim municipal elections due to the coronavirus epidemic may be re-scheduled. Where the local government or the representative body of the national self-government has declared its dissolution between 6 November 2020 and 9 April 2022, an interim election may be called again from 10 April.
If the municipal election already had its original date and the lists and running candidates had been legally registered before the vote could not be held under the law on the protection of the second wave of the coronavirus, the missed election would take place from 10 to 15 April. to be set between May 8th.
In total, more than 160 by-elections are to be held. This number will continue to rise after several mayors and municipal representatives who have won seats in the parliamentary elections have to decide between the two offices.
The Lake Balaton season starts
In the individual constituency No. 2 of the Parliament of Zala County, the pro-government Bálint Nagy won a confident victory on April 3, but he is the mayor of Keszthely, and the two positions are incompatible.
Lajos Kepli, the mayor of Balatonalmádi, resigned with effect from 1 April. The formerly right-wing MP then explained, among other things, that a portal had recently published misleading statements about him, summarizing his mayoral office and privacy, which he described as unfounded.
In Balatonberény, the Board of Representatives decided on its dissolution in 2020 due to the “impossibility of co-operation with the mayor”. Originally, the election would have been on December 13, 2020, but it fell short due to the epidemic situation. There will be a mayoral election in Balatonudvari due to resignation.
Who will be the successor of László Toroczkai?
László Toroczkai led the Our Country Movement to the parliament with a 5.88 percent list result, and he will be one of the six members of the party. Ásotthalom is left without a mayor, the politician led the settlement for nine years. You can find our interview with László Toroczkai here. The mayor of Csárháthaláp, Dávid Dócs, also came to the parliament from Mi Hazárk.
After a long time, the person of the mayor may change in Mezőtúr, Zsolt Herczeg has been managing the city of the Great Plain since 2010. On April 3, the politician brought the 4th constituency of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County to the governing parties. Based on his Facebook page, he is replacing the mayor’s office with a parliament, such as the one on April 9th in his position he said: “I promise that I will work with all my heart and soul for all 23 settlements in the region.”
Row of mayoral elections
There are several district deputies in the capital who will continue their work in the parliament, an election must be called for their place, this includes Anna Orosz, Dávid Bedő, Ferenc Gelencsér and Máté Kanász-Nagy. We wrote in more detail here that there will be two interim ones in Újpest, Zoltán Barrel, the municipal representative, passed away, but the two elections cannot be held in one day, because Máté Kanász-Nagy has not resigned yet.
Also due to the parliamentary mandate, an interim election of deputies must be called in place of Gábor Erős in Esztergom, Gyula Szeberényi in Kecskemét, Béla Mihálffy in Szeged, Andrea Hegedüs in Miskolc, Éva Sebők in Orosháza.
Even in the absence of conflicts of interest arising from parliamentary mandates, there would be an interim mayoral election in many settlements, due to the epidemic situation: Kondorfa, Zádorfalva, Jászárokszállás, Gyúró, Kemeneskápolna, and Nagytarcsa.
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