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Hungarian parliamentary election, 1998

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Hungarian parliamentary election, 1998

Hungarian parliamentary election, 1998

10 and 24 May 1998

All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Viktor Orbán Gyula Horn
Party Fidesz MSZP
Last election 20 seats 209 seats
Seats won 148 134
Seat change Increase128 Decrease75
Popular vote 1,161,520 1,332,412
Percentage 28.2% 29.8%

Map showing winning/leading parties in each provinces
(Single Member Constituencies)

PM before election

Gyula Horn
MSZP

Elected PM

Viktor Orbán
Fidesz

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Hungary
Foreign relations

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 10 May 1998, with a second round of voting in 175 of the 176 single member constituencies on 24 May.[1][2] Although the Hungarian Socialist Party received the most votes, Fidesz won the most seats. The successful breakthrough into parliament by the extreme right-wing Hungarian Justice and Life Party was also a major shock. After the election, Fidesz formed a Centre-right coalition government the Independent Smallholders Party and Hungarian Democratic Forum.

Results

Party SMCs MMCs National
seats
Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Hungarian Socialist Party 1,332,412 29.8 54 1,446,138 32.2 50 30 134 –75
Fidesz–Hungarian Civic PartyMDF 1,161,520 26.0 90 1,263,563 28.2 48 10 148 +128
Independent Smallholders' Party 594,099 13.3 12 617,821 13.8 22 14 48 +22
Alliance of Free Democrats 456,032 10.2 2 353,205 7.9 5 17 24 –45
Hungarian Justice and Life Party 249,135 5.6 0 248,832 5.5 3 11 14 +14
Workers' Party 165,461 3.7 0 183,071 4.1 0 0 0 0
Hungarian Democratic Forum 137,621 3.1 17 139,934 3.1 0 0 17 –21
Christian Democratic People's Party 129,791 2.9 0 116,068 2.6 0 0 0 –22
Hungarian Democratic People's Party 87,971 2.0 0 62,568 1.4 0 0 0 New
New Alliance for Hungary 23,659 0.5 0 26,330 0.6 0 0 0 New
Union for Hungary 13,599 0.3 0 9,149 0.2 0 0 0 New
Forum of National Minorities 11,928 0.3 0 5,895 0.1 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Social Democratic Party 11,845 0.3 0 5,689 0.1 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurs' Party 8,634 0.2 0 3,962 0.1 0 0 0
Alliance of Independent Civilians 1,798 0.0 0 0 0 New
Green Party of Hungary 1,758 0.0 0 0 0 0
Association of Independents 972 0.0 0 0 0 New
Social Coalition for Humanitarian Politics 825 0.0 0 0 0 New
Social Democratic Party 669 0.0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party 515 0.0 0 0 0 0
USZM–VP 463 0.0 0 0 0
Women's Party 460 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Social Green Party 328 0.0 0 2,145 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Gypsies' Democratic Party 290 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian Welfare Alliance 252 0.0 0 0 0 New
Hungarian People's Party 184 0.0 0 0 0 New
Party of Earth Dwellers, Life, Justice, Peace, Freedom 150 0.0 0 0 0 New
Independents 75,965 1.7 1 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes 64,107 48,405
Total 4,532,443 100 176 4,532,775 100 128 82 386 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,063,631 56.3 8,063,631 56.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p926

External links

  • National Electoral Office
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