Hungarian parliamentary election, 2002

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Hungarian parliamentary election, 2002
Hungary
1998 ←
7 and 21 April 2002
→ 2006

All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Orban Viktor Portrait.jpg GaborKuncze.jpg
Leader Péter Medgyessy Viktor Orbán Gábor Kuncze
Party MSZP Fidesz SZDSZ
Last election 134 seats 148 seats 24 seats
Seats won 178 188 20
Seat change Increase 44 Increase 40 Decrease 4
Popular vote 2,361,997 2,306,763 313,084
Percentage 42.05% 41.07% 5.57%

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Map showing winning/leading parties in each Single Member Constituency

PM before election

Viktor Orbán
Fidesz

Elected PM

Péter Medgyessy
MSZP

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 7 April 2002, with a second round of voting in 131 of the 176 single member constituencies on 21 April.[1][2] Although Fidesz remained the largest party in the National Assembly despite receiving fewer votes than the Hungarian Socialist Party, the Socialist Party was able to form a coalition government with the Alliance of Free Democrats.

Results[edit]

Party SMCs MMCs National
seats
Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Hungarian Socialist Party 2,277,732 40.5 78 2,361,983 42.1 69 31 178 +44
Fidesz–Hungarian Civic PartyMDF 2,217,755 39.4 95 2,306,763 41.1 67 26 188 +40
Alliance of Free Democrats 380,982 6.8 2 313,084 5.6 4 13 19 –5
Hungarian Justice and Life Party 257,455 4.6 0 245,316 4.4 0 0 0 –14
Centre Party 182,256 3.2 0 219,029 3.9 0 0 0 New
Workers' Party 108,732 1.9 0 121,503 2.2 0 0 0 0
Independent Smallholders' Party 67,401 1.2 0 42,338 0.8 0 0 0 –48
MSZPMSZDP 41,461 0.7 0 0 0
MSZPSZDSZ 27,892 0.5 1 0 1
New Left Party 5,597 0.1 0 3,198 0.1 0 0 0 New
Green Party of Hungary 2,221 0.0 0 0 0 0
Reform Smallholders' Party 2,758 0.0 0 1,086 0.0 0 0 0 New
Smallholders' Party, Party of Smallholders' Alliance 2,699 0.0 0 451 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Entrepreneurs' United Party 1,288 0.0 0 318 0.0 0 0 0 New
Party of Hungarian Interest 919 0.0 0 0 0 New
Union for Solidarity 793 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Pensioners' Party 685 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party 612 0.0 0 0 0 0
Social Democratic Party 590 0.0 0 912 0.0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian Roma Party 589 0.0 0 745 0.0 0 0 0 New
Independent Hungarian Democratic Party 531 0.0 0 0 0 0
Civic Democratic Party against Corruption 261 0.0 0 0 0 New
Democratic Roma Party 171 0.0 0 0 0 New
Independents 43,215 0.8 0 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 55,863 63,897
Total 5,680,458 100 176 5,680,623 100 140 70 386 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,061,101 70.5 8,061,101 70.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p927

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