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A four-part referendum was held in Hungary on 26 November 1989.[1] Voters were asked whether the President should be elected after parliamentary elections, whether organisations related to the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party should be banned from workplaces, whether the party should account for properties owned or managed by it, and whether the Workers' Militia should be dissolved.[2] All four proposals were passed, the first narrowly by 50.1% of voters, and the remaining three by 95% of voters. Voter turnout was 58.0%.[2]

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ResultsEdit

Question IEdit

Should the president be elected after parliamentary elections?

Choice Votes %
For 2,145,023 50.1
Against 2,138,619 49.9
Invalid/blank votes 242,630
Total 4,526,602 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,799,059 58.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Question IIEdit

Should organisations related to the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party be banned from workplaces?

Choice Votes %
For 4,088,383 95.1
Against 208,474 4.9
Invalid/blank votes 229,412
Total 4,526,602 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,799,059 58.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Question IIIEdit

Should the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party account for its properties owned or managed by it?

Choice Votes %
For 4,101,413 95.4
Against 198,987 4.6
Invalid/blank votes 225,872
Total 4,526,602 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,799,059 58.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Question IVEdit

Should the Workers' Militia be dissolved?

Choice Votes %
For 4,054,977 94.9
Against 216,551 5.1
Invalid/blank votes 254,744
Total 4,526,602 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,799,059 58.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p912