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The Civil Movement (Hungarian: Civil Mozgalom), abbreviated to CM, is a centre-right political party in Hungary, led by Mária Seres. It has a third way ideology.[citation needed] The party run in the 2014 parliamentary election under the banner Alliance of Mária Seres (Hungarian: Seres Mária Szövetségesei), abbreviated to SMS.[2]

Civil Movement

Civil Mozgalom
PresidentMária Seres
Founded24 April 2009[1]
Headquarters4400 Nyíregyháza, Csalló köz 20.
IdeologyThird Way[citation needed]
Political positionCentre-right[citation needed]
ColoursGreen
National Assembly:
0 / 199
European Parliament:
0 / 21
Website
seresmaria.hu

BackgroundEdit

In the Summer of 2008 Mária Seres initiated a referendum drive on MPs’ expenses garners. At least 525,000 verified signatures have been collected, far more than the mandatory 200,000, in support of a referendum on MPs’ expenses, National Election Office head Emília Rytkó announced on 19 March 2009. Seres told reporters later that day, this is the first time that an individual managed to collect so many signatures for a referendum.[3]

Election resultsEdit

During the 2010 Hungarian parliamentary election six parties have gained the right to set up a national list, as the Civil Movement has joined the five parties announced earlier by the National Election Office (OVI). The CM gained prominence by gathering signatures for a referendum on curtailing MPs’ expense accounts. The party was able to register seven regional lists.[4]

For the Hungarian Parliament:

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2010
45,863
0.89% (#6)
0 / 386
extra-parliamentary
2014
22,219
0.44% (#7)
0 / 199
  0 extra-parliamentary
2018
35
0.0%
0 / 199
  0 extra-parliamentary

For the European Parliament:

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2014
9,279
0.40% (#8)
0 / 21

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