Hungarian parliamentary election, 2002

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Hungarian parliamentary election, 2002

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All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
  Peter Medgyessy.jpg Orban Viktor Portrait.jpg GaborKuncze.jpg
Leader Péter Medgyessy Viktor Orbán Gábor Kuncze
Party MSZP Fidesz-MDF SZDSZ
Leader since 2002 17 May 2003 June 2001
Last election 134 seats, 32.92% 165 seats, 32.28% 24 seats, 7.57%
Seats won
Fidesz 179, MDF 9
Seat change Increase 45 Increase 23 Decrease 5
Popular vote 2,361,983 2,306,763 313,084
Percentage 42.05% 41.07% 5.57%
Swing Increase 6.13% Increase 8.79% Decrease 2.00%

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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]

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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–MPSZMDF Fidesz–MPSZ 2,217,755 39.4 95 2,306,763 41.1 67 26 164 +16
MDF 24 +7
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-KDNP 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 the 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. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p927

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