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Member-constituency linkages in the Hungarian parliament

Judge, David and Illonszki, G. (1995) Member-constituency linkages in the Hungarian parliament. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 20 (2). pp. 161-176. ISSN 0362-9805

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Abstract

Linkage has traditionally been identified as a central function of legislatures. Given the Parliament's initial institutional preeminence in Hungary after 1990 and underdeveloped linkages through organized interests or stable and cohesive parties, the linkage function of elected representatives was of special importance. This article examines the pattern of MP constituency linkage in the first democratically elected Hungarian Parliament (1990), the political context within which this pattern was established, and the conceptions MPs held of their representative focus.