Hungarian local elections, 2014

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Hungarian local elections were held in Hungary on October 12, 2014. It was the first local election according to the new Constitution of Hungary which went into force on 1 January 2012. The new electoral law entered into force that day.

Changes compared to 2010[edit]

  • The two following municipal terms (2014-2019 and 2019-2024) will last for 5 years.
  • The election rules for the General Assembly of Budapest has changed. Before 2014 the members of the General Assembly of Budapest were the mayor of Budapest and 32 members elected from party lists just the same way as the members of the General Assemblies of the counties are elected. From 2014 on, the 33 members of the city council are:
    • the mayor of Budapest
    • the 23 mayors of the districts of Budapest
    • 9 members from compensation-lists of parties (Budapest mayor candidates and district mayor candidates can be listed on compensation-lists)

Levels of local governace[edit]

In Hungary there are two levels of local governance:

  1. General Assemblies of the 19 counties and the General Assembly of Budapest
  2. General Assemblies of villages, towns, cities (other than Budapest) and the General Assemblies of the 23 districts of Budapest

The votes[edit]

  • in Budapest:
  1. for a mayor candidate of Budapest
  2. for a mayor candidate of the district (who will also be the representative of the district in the General Assembly of Budapest)
  3. for a candidate for being the representative of the electoral neighbourhood in the General Assembly of the district
  • in towns and cities with population larger than 10,000 (other than Budapest)
  1. for a party-list for the General Assembly of the county
  2. for a mayor candidate of the town/city
  3. for a candidate for being the representative of the electoral neighbourhood in the General Assembly of the town/city
  • in towns, villages with population lowerthan 10,000
  1. for a party-list for the General Assembly of the county
  2. for a mayor candidate of the town/village
  3. for as many candidates as the number of members of the General Assembly in the town/village (as these towns/villages are not further divided to electoral neighbourhoods)
  • in villages that are administratively part of a town/city
  1. for a party-list for the General Assembly of the county
  2. for a mayor candidate of the town/city of which the village is administratively part of
  3. for a candidate for being the representative of the village in the General Assembly of the town/city

Results[edit]

Budapest[edit]

Mayor[edit]

István Tarlós's speech in front of the Bálna building

Result of the mayoral election:[1]

Candidate Party Votes Proportions
István Tarlós FideszKDNP 290 675 49,06%
Lajos Bokros MoMa 213 550 36,04%
Gábor Staudt Jobbik 42 093 7,10%
Antal Csárdi LMP 33 689 5,69%
Zoltán Bodnár MLP 12 461 2,10%

General Assembly of Budapest[edit]

Party Mayor of Budapest Mayors of the districts Compensation-list Altogether
FideszKDNP 1 17 2 20
MSZP 2 3 5
EgyüttPM 1 1 2
DK 1 1 2
MSZP–Együtt-PM–DK 1 1
Civilian organizations 1 1
Jobbik 1 1
LMP 1 1
Altogether 1 23 9 33

General Assemblies of the counties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]