Hungary’s new parliament held its inaugural session on May 2nd, 2022, after the parliamentary elections on April 3rd resulted in an overwhelming two-third victory for Fidesz-KDNP, who took 135 seats in the chamber. United for Hungary (Egységben Magyarországért) took 57, while the Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) Movement gained 6 seats. In moments like these, everybody is interested in who is seated in the chamber, what do we know about them, and what should we expect of them in the coming four years.
In the following analysis we shall examine the makeup of the new parliament; and offer seven points on what one should know about the Parliament, and how the people sitting there changed since the last election. The analysis will focus on, albeit will not be limited to, the body’s makeup regarding age, gender, and level of education, as well as their years (or decades) spent in the chamber, and the number of new representatives, alongside the changes to the Parliament’s makeup since the 2018 inaugural session.
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