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Hungary

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National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
"Male citizens over 24 who had proof of literacy and fulfilled a one year residency requirement. The right to vote was also limited by property or income qualifications. These prerequisites were waived for non-commissioned and commissioned officers and fo
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
"Women twice gained and also quickly lost the right ot vote(…)before they finally gained universal suffrage in 1945. They were granted suffrage first in the social-democratic revolution of 1918 and then saw it reaffirmed during the communist takeover of 1919, but their universal voting rights were short lived. The successive authoritarian political regime under the leadership of Admiral Horthy persistently moved to eradicate signs of the immediate past and, consequently, passed laws that severely restricted women's right to stand as political candidates, vote and have acess to university education" (from, Katalin Fabian; "Making an Appearance: the Formation of Women's Groups in Hungary")
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1945
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
(According to Wikipedia, men and women voted with different colored ballot paper, thus making it possible to see how each sex voted)
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1953
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
According to 2004 response
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1958
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
According to 2004 response
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1945