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Hungarian Civic Party (Romania)

The Hungarian Civic Party (Hungarian: Magyar Polgári Párt, Romanian: Partidul Civic Maghiar) is a political party of the Hungarian minority in Romania. It was founded in 2001 as the Hungarian Civic Union and was formally registered as a party on March 14, 2008.[2] It positions itself as an alternative to the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, the largest party representing Romania's Hungarian minority.

Hungarian Civic Party
Partidul Civic Maghiar
Magyar Polgári Párt
President Zsolt Bíró
Founded 2008 (2008)[1]
Headquarters Odorheiu Secuiesc
Ideology Székely autonomy
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Red, white and green



The Hungarian Civic Party's main objective is territorial autonomy for the Székely Land, a region in central Romania which has a Hungarian majority.

Electoral performanceEdit

At the 2004 local elections, the majority of Hungarian Civic Union candidates were enrolled as independents or on common lists with the People's Action party. The best result was obtained in Harghita County, where three HCU candidates were elected to the county council. Jenő Szász, the president of the HCU, was also re-elected as mayor of Odorheiu Secuiesc, with 51.5%[3] of the vote.

The party presented candidates to the 2008 local elections, gaining approximately 37% of the vote in the Székely Land, but did not participate in the nationwide 2008 Romanian legislative elections to Parliament in Bucharest.

Cooperation with the Democratic Union of Hungarians in RomaniaEdit

In 2014, the Hungarian Civic Party signed a settlement with the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania about cooperation and joint support for Hungarian autonomy.[4]