Hungarian parliamentary election, 1939

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Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 28 and 29 May 1939.[1] The result was a victory for the Party of Hungarian Life, which won 181 of the 260 seats in Parliament. Pál Teleki remained Prime Minister.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The electoral system was changed from that used in 1935. The number of single-member constituencies was reduced from 199 to 135, whilst the number of multi-member constituencies was raised from 11 to 38.[3][4]

Results[edit]

Party SMCs MMCs Total
Votes[a] % Seats Votes[b] % Seats Votes % Seats +/–
Party of Hungarian Life 766,694 51.3 112 1,057,879 48.2 69 1,824,573 49.5 181 +17
Independent Smallholders Party 228,571 15.3 1 340,483 15.5 13 569,054 15.4 14 –8
Arrow Cross Party 192,356 12.9 7 338,049 15.4 22 530,405 14.4 29 New
Social Democratic Party 12,630 0.8 0 113,607 5.2 5 126,637 3.4 5 –6
United Hungarian National Socialist Party 54,887 3.7 3 23,919 1.1 1 78,806 2.1 4 New
National Front 28,341 1.9 2 36,014 1.6 1 64,355 1.7 3 New
Civic Freedom Party 873 0.1 0 57,766 2.6 5 58,639 1.6 5
Christian National Socialist Front 40,114 2.7 1 47,419 2.2 2 57,533 2.4 3 New
United Christian Party 19,970 1.3 3 36,973 1.7 1 56,943 1.5 4 –11
Unofficial Party of Hungarian Life candidates 46,802 3.1 0 46,802 1.3 0 –6
Hungarian National Socialist Agricultural Labourers' and Workers' Party 13,010 0.9 1 23,127 1.1 2 36,137 1.0 3 New
National Reform Party 4,489 0.3 0 17,633 0.8 0 22,122 0.6 0 New
Christian National Independence Party 14,024 0.6 0 14,024 0.4 0 New
Hungarian National Socialist Party 10,872 0.7 0 10,872 0.3 0 –2
People's Will Party 8,970 0.1 1 8,970 0.2 1 0
National Smallholders, Craftsmen and Workers Party 6,110 0.4 0 6,110 0.2 0 New
Independent People's Party 3,568 0.2 0 3,568 0.1 0 New
National Agricultural Labourers, Craftsmen and Workers Party 3,453 0.2 0 3,453 0.1 0 New
Christian Opposition 2,384 0.1 0 2,384 0.1 0 –1
Hungarian Racist Party 1,288 0.2 1,288 0.0 0 New
Independents 22,898 1.5 4 4 22,898 6.2 8 –2
Invalid/blank votes 70,581 150,938 221,519
Total 1,546,130 100 135 2,343,992 100 125 3,908,122 100 260 +15
Registered voters/turnout 1,719,221 91.0 2,636,557 88.9 4,355,778[c] 89.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The number of votes refers to only 125 of the 135 single-member constituencies, as 10 seats were uncontested.[3]

b The number of votes refers to 36 of the 38 MMCs as two were uncontested.[3]

c The total number of registered voters was 4,629,493; the figure in the table refers to the number of registered voters in the contested seats.[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, pp920-921
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p933