European Parliament & Municipal elections 2024: Choose your city government

European Parliament & Municipal elections 2024: Choose your city government


Municipal elections 2024

On the 9th of June 2024, the European Parliament elections, local government elections and minority elections will be held on the same day.

You can also vote as a foreigner if you meet the following:

According to the Fundamental Law of Hungary, every Hungarian and EU citizen over the age of 18 residing in Hungary has the right to vote and stand as a candidate in elections for local government representatives and mayors. Persons of legal age (over 18) residing in Hungary, recognised refugees and persons with a permanent residence permit may also participate in elections.

Any person who has been disqualified by a court for having committed a criminal offence or for lack of capacity to exercise his or her discernment, or who is a minor, shall not be entitled to vote.

See more here: Right to vote & Where to vote


Why vote for László Papp for Mayor again?

As the municipal elections approach, you have the opportunity to shape the future of your city by electing your local representatives.

The current city government has laid a strong foundation for the continued growth and prosperity of Debrecen through a series of achievements and initiatives to improve public services and quality of life.

Why vote for László Papp for Mayor again?:



    1. Creating stable living: László Papp, the 30th Mayor of Debrecen, was sworn in for a second term in October 2019. If re-elected Mayor for a third time, he will continue his efforts to improve the quality of life of local citizens, and to make Debrecen a safe, happy and environmentally friendly city where it is good to study, work and live.
    2. Growing economy & work opportunities: Hungary’s largest economic development programme was launched under the leadership of László Papp. Debrecen’s industrial sites have increased tenfold, job-creating investments have exceeded HUF 5,000 billion and nearly 20,000 new jobs have been created. Global companies such as Krones and BMW have been attracted to the city.
    3. Focusing on Sustainability and your children’s future: The current city government of Debrecen gives priority to sustainability and sustainable urban planning. This includes the procurement of clean-energy buses and trams, investment in renewable energy projects and solar parks, and the development of parks, cycle paths and pedestrian-friendly areas to improve the city’s liveability and environmental quality.
    4. Ensuring safe transport and accessibility to all parts of the city: One of the notable achievements of the current city government is the comprehensive road renovation program aimed at improving road infrastructure across Debrecen.
    5. Caring City Programs: László Papp and his team have developed a number of initiatives to promote physical activity, ensure access to health services and involve the community. Residents of the city can participate in a number of free fitness classes and preventive screenings. These initiatives are part of the ‘Move Debrecen!’ health initiative, alongside other caring city initiatives.
    6. Expanding urban developments: the most important developments of the last mayoral term were the opening of the International School of Debrecen (ISD), the Aquaticum Strand, which won several international awards, the Sziget-kék Plaground and the Extreme Sports Park (DEBEX).

    Thanks to the work and developments of the past two and a half decades, Debrecen has a good chance of becoming the fastest growing city in the country in the next five years. Wages are rising at a rate above the national average, while the country’s most advanced and diversified industrial and economic structure is emerging. Debrecen will become the new economic and business centre of the Central European region. Thanks to economic growth, Debrecen’s own revenues could double in the next five years compared to the current situation, providing much more resources to meet the development needs of its population.