1971 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 25 April 1971.[1] The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party was the only party to contest the elections, and won 224 of the 352 seats, with the remaining 128 going to independents selected by the party.[2]

1971 Hungarian parliamentary election

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All 352 seats in the National Assembly
Turnout98.69%
  First party Second party
  János Kádár (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg No image.svg
Leader János Kádár
Party MSZMP Independents
Alliance HNF HNF
Leader since 25 October 1956
Seats won 224 128
Seat change Decrease35 Increase38

All prospective candidates had to accept the program of the Patriotic People's Front, which was dominated by the HSWP. While it was possible for more than one candidate to run in a constituency,[3] only 49 of the 352 constituencies had more than one candidate.[4]

ResultsEdit

 
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party 7,189,125 99.0 224 –35
Independents 128 +38
Against 68,996 1.0
Invalid/blank votes 76,797
Total 7,334,918 100 352 +3
Registered voters/turnout 7,432,420 98.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 899. ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 931
  3. ^ Burant, Stephen R. Hungary: A Country Study p181
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 923