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1906 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 29 April and 8 May 1906. The parties of the allied opposition received 87.96% of the vote. The main party of the opposition, the Party for Independence and '48, received an absolute majority alone (61.26%). However the party failed to govern effectively as cleavages in the party led to several splits and due to the compromise made with Franz Joseph I of Austria.

1906 Hungarian parliamentary election

← 1905 29 April – 8 May 1906 1910 →

All 413 seats in the Diet
207 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Kossuth Ferenc.jpg Ifj. Andrássy Gyula, 1905.jpg Zichy Aladár.jpg
Leader Ferenc Kossuth Gyula Andrássy Aladár Zichy
Party Party of Independence and '48 National Constitution Party Catholic People Party
Alliance Allied opposition Allied opposition Allied opposition
Last election 165 seats, 39.95% 27 seats, 6.54% 25 seats, 6.05%
Seats won 253 71 33
Seat change Increase88 Increase44 Increase8
Percentage 61.26% 17.19% 7.99%
Swing Increase21.31% Increase10.65% Increase1.94%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  GheorghePopDeBasesti.jpg
Leader Gheorghe Pop de Băsești
Party Romanian National Party Saxon Party Independents
Alliance
Last election 8 seats, 1.94% 10 seats, 2.42%
Seats won 14 13 13
Seat change Increase6 Increase3
Percentage 3.39% 3.15% 3.15%
Swing Increase1.45% Increase0.72%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Vázsonyi Vilmos -Erdélyi.jpg
Leader Pavol Mudroň Vilmos Vázsonyi
Party Slovak National Party Serb National Party Democratic Party
Alliance Allied opposition
Leader since 1877
Last election 1 seat, 0.24 % 2 seats, 0.48%
Seats before 1
Seats won 7 4 3
Seat change Increase6 Increase1
Percentage 1.69% 0.94% 0.72%
Swing Increase1.45% Increase0.24%

Prime Minister before election

Géza Fejérváry
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Sándor Wekerle
National Constitution Party

ResultsEdit

Party Seats % Parliamentary role
Party of Independence and '48 253 61,26% government
National Constitution Party 71 17,19% government
Catholic People Party 33 7,99% government
Romanian National Party 14 3,39% opposition
Saxon Party 13 3,15% opposition
Slovak National Party 7 1,69% opposition
Serb National Party 4 0,97% opposition
Democratic Party 3 0,72% government
Reorganised Social Democratic Party of Hungary 1 0,24% opposition
Peasant Party 1 0,24% opposition
independent 13 3,15% independent
Total 413 100%