Hungarian parliamentary election, 1931

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Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 28 and 30 June 1931.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity Party, which won 149 of the 245 seats in Parliament. István Bethlen remained Prime Minister, but resigned on 24 August due to the effects of the Great Depression and was replaced by Gyula Károlyi.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The electoral system remained the same as in 1926. There were 199 openly-elected single-member constituencies and 11 secretly-elected multi-member constituencies electing a total of 46 seats.[3][4]

Results[edit]

Party SMCs MMCs Total
Votes[a] % Seats Votes[b] % Seats Votes % Seats +/–
Unity Party 483,149 45.3 138 120,427 27.2 11 603,576 40.0 149 –12
Christian Economic and Social Party 118,898 11.1 24 65,720 14.8 8 184,618 12.2 32 –3
Independent Smallholders Party 162,139 15.2 8 11,338 2.6 2 173,477 11.5 10 New
Hungarian Social Democratic Party 34,188 3.2 0 131,606 29.7 14 165,794 11.0 14 0
Unofficial Unity Party candidates 84,156 7.9 8 84,156 5.6 8 –1
Unified Liberal Democratic Party 45,977 10.4 4 45,977 3.0 4
National Independence Kossuth Party 28,518 2.7 0 28,518 1.9 0 –1
Christian Opposition 1,647 0.2 0 16,233 3.7 2 17,880 1.2 2 New
National Democratic Party 1,671 0.2 0 14,259 3.2 2 15,930 1.1 2 New
Christian Socialist Party 6,413 0.6 1 4,583 1.0 0 10,996 0.7 1 New
Independent Civic Party 7,316 1.7 1 7,316 0.5 1 New
Christian Economic Opposition Party 7,109 0.7 1 7,109 0.5 1 New
National Radical Party 6,057 0.6 1 6,057 0.4 1 New
Christian National Opposition Party 5,318 1.2 1 5,318 0.4 1 New
Independent Left Party 5,213 1.2 1 5,213 0.3 1 New
Hungarian Agricultural Labourers and Workers Party 5,198 0.5 0 5,198 0.3 0 0
Allied Civic Parties 6,929 1.6 0 6,929 0.5 0 New
United National Party of Front Veterans 1,277 0.1 0 3,527 0.8 0 4,084 0.3 0 New
Racist Party 4,362 0.4 0 4,362 0.3 0 New
Smallholder 3,735 0.4 0 3,735 0.3 0 New
Agro-Democratic Party 3,567 0.3 1 3,567 0.2 1 New
United Opposition 2,891 0.3 1 2,891 0.2 1 New
Christian Social and Economic Party 2,343 0.2 0 2,343 0.2 0 New
Independent Christian Socialist Party 2,096 0.2 0 2,096 0.1 0 New
Győr City Economic Party 1,936 0.4 0 1,936 0.1 0 New
Smallholders, Craftsmen and Agricultural Workers Nagyatádi Party 1,586 0.2 0 1,586 0.1 0 New
Independents 106,446 10.0 16 2,681 0.6 0 109,127 7.2 16 +6
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 1,067,446 100 199 100 46 100 245 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,322,080 80.7 585,032 1,907,112[c]
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The number of votes refers to only 132 of the 199 single-member constituencies, as 67 seats were uncontested.[3]

b The number of votes refers to seven of the eleven MMCs.[3]

c The total number of registered voters was 2,549,178; the figure in the table refers to the number of registered voters in the contested seats for which figures are available.[3]

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. ^ a b c d Nohlen & Stöver, p919
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p933