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Article 47

(1) The mayor and the Lord Mayor shall be elected directly by the voters of the settlements.

(2) Annulled.

(3) Every Hungarian citizen who has the franchise and does not hold a post that is incompatible with the mayoral mandate may be elected a mayor.

(4) The candidate receiving the greatest number of the votes validly cast shall become mayor or Lord Mayor.

(5) If the election could not be held because there were no candidates or because the number of votes were received by two or more candidates in an equality of votes then by-elections shall be called for.