a) Hungary / b) Constitutional Court / c) / d) 22-01-1993 / e) 2/1993 / f) Popular Referendum Case / g) Magyar Közlöny (Official Gazette), 6/1993 / h) CODICES (Hungarian).
Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:
Sources - Categories - Written rules - National rules - Constitution.
General Principles - Sovereignty.
Institutions - Legislative bodies - Powers.
Institutions - Elections and instruments of direct democracy - Referenda and other instruments of direct democracy.
The Court declared that representation is the primary form of the exercise of sovereignty. The Parliament cannot be dissolved by popular referendum (there had been a popular initiative to hold a referendum on the possible dissolution of the existing Parliament). The Constitution defines the circumstances in which Parliament can be dissolved and a popular referendum is not mentioned among them. The result of a popular referendum cannot result in an implied amendment of the Constitution.