1926 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 8 and 15 December 1926.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity Party, which won 161 of the 245 seats in Parliament. István Bethlen remained Prime Minister.[2]

1926 Hungarian parliamentary election

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All 245 seats in the Diet
123 seats needed for a majority
Turnout51.7%
  First party Second party Third party
  RetratoIstvanBethlen.jpg Zichy János.jpg
Leader István Bethlen János Zichy Károly Peyer
Party EP KNGP MSZDP
Last election 140 seats, 38.2% did not contest 25 seats, 17%
Seats won 161 35 14
Seat change Increase21 Decrease11
Popular vote 482,086 175,275 126,824
Percentage 42.2% 15.3% 11.1%
Swing Increase4% Decrease5.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Károly Rassay
Party Unofficial Unity Party candidates United Left Independents
Last election did not contest did not contest 26 seats, 8.9%
Seats won 9 9 10
Seat change Decrease16
Popular vote 97,474 90,132 83,148
Percentage 8.5% 7.9% 7.3%
Swing Decrease1.6%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Gombos Gyula.png Gaál Gaszton.jpg G9Nagy Vince (1886-1965).jpg
Leader Gyula Gömbös Gaszton Gaál Vince Nagy
Party MNFP AP F48P
Last election did not contest did not contest 1 seat, 2%
Seats won 2 3 1
Seat change 0
Popular vote 43,263 16,355 13,564
Percentage 3.8% 1.4% 1.2%
Swing Decrease0.8%

Prime Minister before election

István Bethlen
EP

Elected Prime Minister

István Bethlen
EP

Electoral systemEdit

Prior to the election the electoral system was changed again. In the previous elections there had been 219 constituencies, of which 195 were openly elected single-member constituencies, 20 of which were secretly elected single-member constituencies, and four of which were secretly elected multi-member constituencies.[3] For this election there were 199 openly elected single-member constituencies and 11 secretly elected multi-member constituencies electing a total of 46 seats.[4][5]

ResultsEdit

Party SMCs MMCs Total
Votes[a] % Seats Votes[b] % Seats Votes % Seats +/–
Unity Party 389,529 50.3 150 92,557 25.0 11 482,086 42.2 161 +21
Christian National Economic Party 100,492 13.0 25 74,783 20.2 10 175,275 15.3 35 New
Hungarian Social Democratic Party 18,903 2.4 0 107,921 29.2 14 126,824 11.1 14 –11
Unofficial Unity Party candidates 97,474 12.6 9 97,474 8.5 9 New
United Left (FKFPPNDP) 20,439 2.6 0 69,693 18.9 9 90,132 7.9 9 +2
Hungarian National Independence Party 22,428 2.9 1 20,835 5.6 1 43,263 3.8 2 New
Agrarian Party 16,355 2.1 3 16,355 1.4 3 New
Independence and '48 Kossuth Party 9,848 1.3 0 3,716 1.0 1 13,564 1.2 1 0
Independent '48 Smallholders Party 9,963 1.3 0 9,963 0.9 0 New
Hungarian Agricultural Labourers and Workers Party 4,317 0.6 0 4,317 0.4 0 New
Hungarian National Socialist Party 1,118 0.1 0 1,118 0.1 0 New
National Party of the Lower-Middle Class 1 1 New
Independents 83,148 10.7 10 83,148 7.3 10 –16
Invalid/blank votes 0 10,474 10,474
Total 774,014 100 199 379,979 100 46 1,153,993 100 245 0
Registered voters/turnout 986,165 78.5 518,062 73.3 1,504,227[c] 76.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The number of votes refers to only 109 of the 199 single-member constituencies as 90 seats were uncontested.[4]

b The number of votes refers to ten of the eleven MMCs as one constituency was uncontested.[4]

c The total number of registered voters was 2,231,972; the figure in the table refers to the number of registered voters in the contested seats.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p940
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp916-917
  4. ^ a b c d Nohlen & Stöver, p918
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p933