2000 Hungarian presidential election

2000 Hungarian presidential election

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Nominee Ferenc Mádl
Party Independent
Electoral vote
243 / 386

President before election

Árpád Göncz
SZDSZ

Elected President

Ferenc Mádl
Independent

BackgroundEdit

The term for the post of president in Hungary is 5 years. After the 2 consecutive terms of the previous office holder, Árpád Göncz, the succession was somewhat problematic. Though the coalition partner in the first cabinet of Viktor Orbán had its own candidate, party chairman József Torgyán, the leading party wanted another person. In the end Torgyán withdrew from the process.

The voting processEdit

An indirect election was held on 5–6 June 2000.[1] The only candidate was legal scholar Ferenc Mádl, who was nominated formally by FKGP but with the support of the leading party. The opposition parties did not nominate any candidates.

After three rounds, Mádl was elected President of Hungary, taking the office on 4 August in that year.

First and second roundsEdit

In the first two rounds, two-thirds majority requirement needed to elect the president, according to the Constitution.

Hungarian Presidential elections, 2000
(First round, 5 June 2000)[2]
Candidate Party Votes %
In favor of Ferenc Mádl Independent 251 65.03
Against Mádl 105 27.2
Did not vote 23 5.96
Invalid votes 7 1.81
Total votes 363 94.04
Total seats 386 100.00


Hungarian Presidential elections, 2000
(Second round, 6 June 2000)[3]
Candidate Party Votes %
In favor of Ferenc Mádl Independent 238 61.66
Against Mádl 103 26.68
Did not vote 31 8.03
Invalid votes 14 3.63
Total votes 355 91.97
Total seats 386 100.00


ResultsEdit

Hungarian Presidential elections, 2000
(Third round, 6 June 2000)[4]
Candidate Party Votes %
In favor of Ferenc Mádl Independent 243 62.95
Against Mádl 96 24.87
Did not vote 35 9.07
Invalid votes 12 3.11
Total votes 351 90.93
Total seats 386 100.00


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A harmadik körben megválasztották államfőnek Mádl Ferencet". Origo.hu. 2000-06-04. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  2. ^ Parlament.hu. "First round". Parlament.hu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  3. ^ Parlament.hu. "Second round". Parlament.hu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  4. ^ Parlament.hu. "Third round". Parlament.hu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2015-10-09.