Nemes Elod, leader of the Center for Democracy in Sfantu Gheorghe told the Mediafax yesterday that July saw an increase in the number of persons who apply for Hungarian citizenship, compared to June and May. Nemes said that, in July an average of 70-80 persons asked for information from the Center employees on what documents and steps need to be taken toward obtaining Hungarian citizenship, from a median of 40-50. According to the quoted source, in Sfantu Gheorghe, Targu Secuiesc, Baraolt and Covasna, nearly 17,000 Hungarian citizenship files have been completed. Nemes also said that most of the files, over 8,000 have been concluded at the Sfantu Gheorghe Center. In Covasna, County Council Chairman Tamas Sandor was among the first who took the oath for becoming a Hungarian citizen.