March 9th, 2014

Áder sets date of EP election for May 25

Hungarian President Janos Ader set the date of the European Parliamentary election for May 25, the president’s office told MTI on Saturday.

This is the third occasion Hungarians will decide on their parliamentary deputies in the EP.

“The right of free elections is one of the most important constitutional pillars of our democracy. At the same time this right is an opportunity to influence the future of Europe”, it said.

The president noted that Hungary had tendered its accession request twenty years ago and the country had become a fellow member of the family of European democracies in 2004.

Hungary will send 21 deputies to the 751-member legislative body in Brussels. However, along with 11 other member states, Hungary will give up one place to accommodate deputies of the newly-joined Croatia.

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