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The Hungarian Coalition (Hungarian: Magyar Koalíció (MK); Serbian: Мађарска Коалиција (МК), Mađarska Koalicija (MK)) was a political coalition composed of 3 ethnic Hungarian political parties in Serbia: the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, the Democratic Party of Vojvodina Hungarians, and the Democratic Fellowship of Vojvodina Hungarians. Leader of Hungarian Coalition is István Pásztor.
The Hungarian Coalition advocating creation of an autonomous multiethnic region in northern Serbia (see: Hungarian Regional Autonomy), which would include municipalities with Hungarian ethnic majority (Kanjiža, Senta, Ada, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, Čoka), as well as ethnically mixed municipalities of Subotica and Bečej and municipality of Novi Kneževac, in which the majority of population are Serbs. Center of this autonomous region would be Subotica.
Participation in electionsEdit
In 2008 Serbian parliamentary election, the Hungarian Coalition won 4 seats in the Serbian parliament. On April 25, 2008 Hungarian Coalition got the support of Croat party Democratic Union of Croats for these elections.
On the provincial elections in Vojvodina in 2008, the Hungarian Coalition won 7% of votes in the first election round.
In 2008 local elections in Serbia, the expectations of the Hungarian Coalition were to win majority of votes in the local parliaments of municipalities of Serbia with ethnic Hungarian majority, but this was the case only in municipality of Kanjiža, where Hungarian Coalition won 50.91% of votes. The Coalition also won the plurality of votes in municipalities of Senta (31.87%), Bačka Topola (46.25%), and Mali Iđoš (37.18%), while in municipalities of Čoka and Ada, the Hungarian Coalition was second largest political option, after Democratic Party (In Čoka, Democratic Party won 29.08% of votes and Hungarian Coalition won 24.47% of votes; in Ada, the coalition led by Democratic Party won 29.25% of votes and Hungarian Coalition won 25.70% of votes). In ethnically mixed municipality of Subotica, the Hungarian Coalition was also second largest political option after coalition led by Democratic Party (Democratic Party coalition won 40.16% of votes and Hungarian Coalition won 27.14% of votes in Subotica), while in ethnically mixed municipality of Bečej, the Hungarian Coalition won the plurality of votes (29.63%). In municipality of Novi Kneževac with ethnic Serb majority (claimed by Hungarian Coalition as part of future autonomous region), the Hungarian Coalition was third largest political option with 17.63% of votes (Largest political option in Novi Kneževac municipality was coalition led by Democratic Party with 27.18% of votes, and second largest was Serbian Radical Party with 22.46% of votes).
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- (in Croatian) Radio Subotica Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine Izbori 2008. - DZH potpisala sporazum s Mađarskom koalicijom, April 25, 2008.
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