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Volume I: National Reports 1979

István Kovács1

Hungary is a unitary state which bears the official name of Hungarian People’s Republic (Magyar Népköztársaság). It is a people’s democratic socialist state.

The state power is based on elected national and other representative bodies, th…

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István Kovács, “Hungary”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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