The Semmelweis University Students’ Union’s Election Officer, Máté Krebs, according to the Constitution, announced the election of the President of the Students’ Union. The election shall take place, for the term of our organization’s current president, elected on July 13, 2020, Bálint Tripolszky – and with him, the term of the entire Presidium – is soon coming to an end.

According to the decree, the Election Officer determined the following interval as the nomination period of the election: April 20, 2022, 8:00 AM – May 2, 2022, 2:00 PM 

The prerequisite for running for office is the submission of an application which corresponds to the decree.

The decision to accept applications will be made by the Election Officer.

The application must include:

  1. an application form (available at the Economic Affairs Office of the HÖK – NET, Student Center)
  2. a certification of active student status regarding the 2nd semester of the 2021/2022 school year, issued no more than 15 days ago,
  3. a CV,
  4. a cover letter,
  5. a declaration made according to the previously mentioned Constitution’s Section 24,
  6. recommendation of 2% of the student body with an active student status (234 people, according to the decree of the Secretary),
  7. an electoral manifesto, 
  8. as well as a declaration that the applicant has been holding an office – accounting for time spent as an office-holder in all positions of the HÖK – for no more than 4 years. 

Every page of the application must be validated with the signature of the applicant.

Any student holding an active student status in Semmelweis University who submits a valid application before the end of the nomination period can be elected President of HÖK. 

The election of the President is done indirectly, chosen from the applicants by the members of the Delegates’ Assembly, who were elected by the students. The term of the President – unless the Assembly decrees otherwise – begins with their election and lasts until the beginning of the next President’s term. The session to elect the President can convene on the 8th day after the last day of the nomination period at the earliest. For further rules, and understanding the details on the President’s rights, responsibilities, and tasks, please consult the Constitution.

Recommendations may only be collected using a recommendation-collecting sheet stamped with the official seal of the SE HÖK. It is exceedingly important to be able to determine the identity of the person giving the recommendation! Recommendations may be collected from the announcement of the election until the end of the nomination period.

Recommendation-collecting sheets may be received in the Economic Affairs Office of the HÖK, in the NET Student Center on working days between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (address: 1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4.)

The deadline for submitting applications is the end of the nomination period: May 2, 2022, 2:00 PM.

Applications may be submitted to the Election Officer, in the Economic Affairs Office of the Student Center, either personally or through an agent during the nomination period. In the event that the application’s submission is done through an agent, the application must have a private document of authorization, which is of complete probative value, attached to it. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Election Officer at the e-mail address. 

Best of luck to everyone during the elections!

Budapest, April 4, 2022