- Hungary :: Political developments -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Hungary, Political developments:
After it had become evident that the existing communist regime was doomed, the transitional government headed by Németh (November 1988May 1990) began a systematic dialogue with the opposition. This took the form of a National Roundtable (MarchSeptember 1989), wherein the methods of a peaceful transition were discussed by the representatives of the government and the major opposition parties. As a result, Parliament passed a new election law, which introduced a system of proportional representation for a unicameral National Assembly to consist of 386 members. Of these 386 parliamentarians, 176 were to represent individual electoral districts, while the remaining 210 seats w...
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