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1998 Hungarian parliamentary election

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]

1998 Hungarian parliamentary election

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All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Viktor Orbán 1997.jpg Gyula Horn (2007).jpg Torgyán József - 2016 (crop).jpg
Leader Viktor Orbán Gyula Horn József Torgyán
Party Fidesz MSZP FKGP
Last election 20 seats 209 seats 14 seats
Seats won 148 134 48
Seat change Increase128 Decrease75 Increase22
Popular vote 1,263,563 1,446,138 617,821
Percentage 28.2% 32.2% 13.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  GaborKuncze.jpg Lezsák Sándor cropped.jpg István Csurka cropped.jpg
Leader Gábor Kuncze Sándor Lezsák István Csurka
Party SZDSZ MDF MIÉP
Last election 70 seats 38 seats 0 seats
Seats won 24 17 14
Seat change Decrease46 Decrease21 Increase14
Popular vote 353,205 139,934 248,832
Percentage 7.9% 3.1% 5.5%

Hungary 1998 election SMC results.svg
Results of the election in all 176 single-member constituencies

Prime Minister before election

Gyula Horn
MSZP

Elected Prime Minister

Viktor Orbán
Fidesz

Although the Hungarian Socialist Party received the most votes, the then-liberal conservative 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 with the Independent Smallholders Party and Hungarian Democratic Forum.

ResultsEdit

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 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

ReferencesEdit

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

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