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Hungarian Republic

Magyar Köztársaság

Note: On April 14, 2009, the Hungarian Parliament supported Gordon Bajnai as new prime minister by 204 votes to zero, following the approval of a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany. Significantly, both Fidesz and the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KNDP), opposition parties who hold 175 of 386 seats in the Parliament, boycotted the vote, calling instead for an early election. Bajnai’s new government was sworn in on April 20.

Political Status: Independent kingdom created in 1000; republic proclaimed in 1946; Communist People's Republic established August 20, 1949; pre-Communist name revived as one of a number of constitutional changes approved on October 18, 1989.

Area: 35,919 sq. mi. (93,030 sq. km.).

Population: 10,197,119 (2001C); 10,064,000 (2007E).

Major Urban Centers (2005E): BUDAPEST (1,700,000), Debrecen (209,000), Miskolc (189,000), ...

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