List of Prime Ministers of Hungary by tenure

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14 years, 144 days
Kálmán Tisza
from 1875 to 1890
10 years, 132 days
István Bethlen from
1921 to 1931
5 days
Gyula Peidl
in 1919
17 hours
János Hadik
in 1918

This list of Prime Ministers of Hungary lists each Prime Minister in order of term length. This is based on the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater.

Kálmán Tisza, György Lázár and István Bethlen are the only persons to have served as Prime Minister for more than 10 years. János Hadik served as Prime Minister for less than one day in 1918.

Rank by time in office[edit]

Rank by
length
of terms
Prime Minister Length by
time served
Administrations Party
1 Kálmán Tisza 14 years, 144 days 1 Liberal Party
2 György Lázár 12 years, 41 days 1 MSZMP
3 István Bethlen 10 years, 132 days 1 Unity Party
4 Jenő Fock 8 years, 31 days 1 MSZMP
5 Viktor Orbán 8 years, 41 days 2 Fidesz
6 Sándor Wekerle 7 years, 48 days 3 Liberal Party
7 István Tisza 5 years, 232 days 2 Liberal Party
8 János Kádár 5 years, 10 days 2 MSZMP
9 Gyula Andrássy 4 years, 270 days 1 Deák Party
10 Ferenc Gyurcsány 4 years, 202 days 1 MSZP
11 Kálmán Széll 4 years, 121 days 1 Liberal Party
12 Dezső Bánffy 4 years, 43 days 1 Liberal Party
13 Gyula Gömbös 4 years, 5 days 1 Party of National Unity
14 Gyula Horn 3 years, 358 days 1 MSZP
15 István Dobi 3 years, 348 days 1 MDP
16 Ferenc Münnich 3 years, 228 days 1 MSZMP
17 József Antall 3 years, 203 days 1 MDF
18 Pál Teleki 2 years, 316 days 2 Party of National Unity
19 Gyula Szapáry 2 years, 249 days 1 Liberal Party
20 Károly Khuen-Héderváry 2 years, 225 days 2 Liberal Party
21 Péter Medgyessy 2 years, 125 days 1 MSZP
22 Miklós Kállay 2 years, 13 days 1 Party of Hungarian Life
23 Imre Nagy 1 year, 299 days 1 MDP
24 Gyula Kállai 1 year, 288 days 1 MSZMP
25 Kálmán Darányi 1 year, 214 days 1 Party of National Unity
26 Lajos Dinnyés 1 year, 193 days 1 FKGP
27 András Hegedüs 1 year, 189 days 1 MDP
28 Miklós Németh 1 year, 180 days 1 MSZMP
29 Károly Grósz 1 year, 152 days 1 MSZMP
30 Ferenc Nagy 1 year, 116 days 1 FKGP
31 József Szlávy 1 year, 107 days 1 Deák Party
32 László Lukács 1 year, 49 days 1 National Party of Work
33 Gordon Bajnai 1 year, 45 days 1 MSZP
34 Gyula Károlyi 1 year, 38 days 1 Unity Party
35 Menyhért Lónyay 1 year, 20 days 1 Deák Party
36 István Bittó 346 days 1 Deák Party
37 László Bárdossy 338 days 1 Party of Hungarian Life
38 Béla Miklós 328 days 1 Independent
39 Mátyás Rákosi 324 days 1 MDP
40 Géza Fejérváry 294 days 1 Independent
41 Béla Imrédy 278 days 1 Party of National Unity
42 Béla Wenckheim 232 days 1 Liberal Party
43 Péter Boross 215 days 1 MDF
44 Lajos Kossuth 211 days 1 Opposition Party
45 Lajos Batthyány 199 days 1 Opposition Party
46 Ferenc Szálasi 163 days 1 Arrow Cross Party
47 Döme Sztójay 160 days 1 Independent
48 Sándor Garbai 133 days 1 KMP
49 Sándor Simonyi-Semadam 126 days 1 KNEP
50 Károly Huszár 112 days 1 KNEP
51 István Friedrich 109 days 1 KNEP
52 Bertalan Szemere 101 days 1 Opposition Party
53 Zoltán Tildy 78 days 1 FKGP
54 Mihály Károlyi 72 days 1 Károlyi Party
55 Dénes Berinkey 69 days 1 Károlyi Party
56 Móric Esterházy 66 days 1 Independent
57 Géza Lakatos 48 days 1 Independent
58 Gyula Peidl 5 days 1 MSZDP
59 János Hadik 17 hours 1 Constitution Party

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