Hungarian parliamentary election, 1926

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Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 8 and 15 December 1926.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity Party, which won 161 of the 245 seats in Parliament. István Bethlen remained Prime Minister.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

Prior to the election the electoral system was changed again. In the previous elections there had been 219 constituencies, of which 195 were openly-elected single-member constituencies, 20 of which were secretly-elected single-member constituencies, and four of which were secretly-elected multi-member constituencies.[3] For this election there were 199 openly-elected single-member constituencies and 11 secretly-elected multi-member constituencies electing a total of 46 seats.[4][5]

Results[edit]

Party SMCs MMCs Total
Votes[a] % Seats Votes[b] % Seats Votes % Seats +/–
Unity Party 389,529 50.3 150 92,557 25.0 11 482,086 42.2 161 +21
Christian National Economic Party 100,492 13.0 25 74,783 20.2 10 175,275 15.3 35 New
Hungarian Social Democratic Party 18,903 2.4 0 107,921 29.2 14 126,824 11.1 14 –11
Unofficial Unity Party candidates 97,474 12.6 9 97,474 8.5 9 New
United Left (FKFPPNDP) 20,439 2.6 0 69,693 18.9 9 90,132 7.9 9 +2
Hungarian National Independence Party 22,428 2.9 1 20,835 5.6 1 43,263 3.8 2 New
Agrarian Party 16,355 2.1 3 16,355 1.4 3 New
Independence and '48 Kossuth Party 9,848 1.3 0 3,716 1.0 1 13,564 1.2 1 0
Independent '48 Smallholders Party 9,963 1.3 0 9,963 0.9 0 New
Hungarian Agricultural Labourers and Workers Party 4,317 0.6 0 4,317 0.4 0 New
Hungarian National Socialist Party 1,118 0.1 0 1,118 0.1 0 New
National Party of the Lower-Middle Class 1 1 New
Independents 83,148 10.7 10 83,148 7.3 10 –16
Invalid/blank votes 0 10,474 10,474
Total 774,014 100 199 379,979 100 46 1,153,993 100 245 0
Registered voters/turnout 986,165 78.5 518,062 73.3 1,504,227[c] 76.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The number of votes refers to only 109 of the 199 single-member constituencies as 90 seats were uncontested.[4]

b The number of votes refers to ten of the eleven MMCs as one constituency was uncontested.[4]

c The total number of registered voters was 2,231,972; the figure in the table refers to the number of registered voters in the contested seats.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p940
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp916-917
  4. ^ a b c d Nohlen & Stöver, p918
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p933