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Development Span of the Hungarian Governmental Forms (in an International Comparison)
Development Span of the Hungarian Governmental Forms (in an International Comparison)

Author(s): Csaba CSERVÁK
Subject(s): History, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: constitutional and legal history of Hungary; comparative constitutional law; scope of authority and constitutional position of the president of the State in Hungary.

Summary/Abstract: The essay compares first the two major historical governmental forms: the monarchy and republic by describing it's main characteristics. Following that it shows, how has that evolved in Hungary from one to another, by highlighting its peculiarity, with special attention to the interim eras of the lack of the permanent head of the state. The next main topic revolves around the powers and the constitutional position of the president following the regime change and the general reform of the Stalinist Constitution from 1989 up until the new Foundation Act (Alaptörvény) came into force in 2012. Thorough description is given about the relevant changes brought by the new Foundation Act regarding the scope of authority and attempts to make a comparison it's exceptional powers to another presidential powers, with special attention to the Central and Eastern European ones.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-90
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English