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2009 European Parliament election in Hungary

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Hungary was the election of the delegation from Hungary to the European Parliament in 2009. Hungary delegated 22 members to the European Parliament based on the Nice treaty and the election took place on 7 June.

European Parliament election in Hungary, 2009

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All 22 seats of Hungary in the European Parliament
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  SchmittPal-2011-01.jpg Kinga Göncz 5944.jpg Morvai Krisztina.jpg
Leader Pál Schmitt Kinga Göncz Krisztina Morvai
Party Fidesz–KDNP MSZP Jobbik
Alliance EPP S&D NI
Last election 12
9 0
Seats won 14 4 3
Seat change Increase2 Decrease5 Increase3
Popular vote 1,632,309 503,140 427,773
Percentage 56.37% 17.37% 14.77%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bokros Lajos 2013 (cropped).JPG Szabó Tímea.jpg Szent-Iványi István.jpg
Leader Lajos Bokros Tímea Szabó István Szent-Iványi
Party MDF LMP SZDSZ
Alliance ECR NI ALDE
Last election 1
new 2
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change Steady0 new Decrease2
Popular vote 153,660 75,522 62,527
Percentage 5.31% 2.61% 2.16%

Contents

CandidatesEdit

ElectionEdit

The election in Hungary took place according to the 2003 CXIII. law about European election and the 1997 C. election law. According to this the country consists of a single election district and those parties will be put on the ballot who could collect 20,000 proposal coupons.[1][2] Eight qualified lists were approved by Hungarian authorities to be put on the ballot, of which two of them were shared lists. Fidesz shared its party list with the Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) to create a joint Fidesz-KDNP list, and Politics Can Be Different shared its party list with the Humanist Party to create a joint LMP-HP list.

 
Hungarian Proposal coupon used in the 2009 election

Opinion pollsEdit

Source Date Fidesz MSZP SZDSZ MDF Jobbik others
Medián[3] 25 February 2009 63% 25% 4% 2% 4% 2%
Medián[4] 18 March 2009 66% 23% 2% 4% 4% 1%
Tárki[5] 30 March 2009 62% 23% 3% 3% 4% 5%
Marketing Centrum[6] 30 March 2009 61% 25% 3% 4% 5% 2%
Progresszív Intézet[7] 13 April 2009 62% 25% 3% 5% 3% 2%
Medián[8] 15 April 2009 70% 18% 2% 2% 4% 4%
Századvég-Forsense[9] 21 April 2009 70% 18% 2% 1% 5% 4%
Forsense[10] 27 April 2009 63% 27% 2% 2% 6% 1%
Tárki[11] 29 April 2009 64% 22% 4% 2% 4% 4%
Gallup[12] 8 May 2009 68% 21% 1% 2% 5% 3%
Századvég-Forsense[13] 26 May 2009 71% 17% 1% 2% 6% 3%
Nézőpont[14] 27 May 2009 66% 14% 4% 6% 7% 3%
Tárki[15] 27 May 2009 70% 17% 3% 1% 4% 5%
Szonda Ipsos[16] 28 May 2009 67% 21% 2% 3% 4% 3%
Marketing Centrum[17] 1 June 2009 61% 19% 5% 4% 8% 5%
Medián[18] 3 June 2009 60% 21% 4% 4% 7% 4%

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the results of Hungary's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 200420092014 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union (Fidesz–KDNP) EPP Pál Schmitt 1,632,309 56.36 8.96  
14 / 22
2  
Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) PES Kinga Göncz 503,140 17.37 16.93  
4 / 22
5  
Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) none Krisztina Morvai 427,773 14.77 new
3 / 22
3  
Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) EPP Lajos Bokros 153,660 5.31 0.02  
1 / 22
0  
Politics Can Be Different (LMP) + Humanist Party (HP) none Tímea Szabó 75,522 2.61 new
0 / 22
0  
Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) ELDR István Szent-Iványi 62,527 2.16 5.58  
0 / 22
2  
Hungarian Communist Workers' Party (MKMP) none Gyula Thürmer 27,817 0.96 0.87  
0 / 22
0  
Romani Alliance Party (MCF) none Zsolt Kis 13,431 0.46 new
0 / 22
0  
Valid votes 2,896,179 99.12
Blank and invalid votes 24,769 0.85
Totals 2,920,948 99.97
Missing votes 831 0.03
Totals 2,921,779 100.00
22 / 22
2  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,046,086 36.31 2.19  
Source: Valasztas.hu[dead link]

Party list results by countyEdit

County[19][20] Fidesz-KDNP MSZP Jobbik MDF LMP-HP SZDSZ MKMP MCF
Bács-Kiskun 65.34 13.30 12.41 4.40 1.65 1.49 0.83 0.58
Baranya 59.94 18.21 10.70 5.29 2.55 1.68 0.94 0.69
Békés 57.07 17.02 16.56 4.58 1.60 1.34 1.49 0.35
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 49.11 19.30 22.88 4.05 1.54 1.15 1.23 0.75
Budapest 48.12 22.30 12.59 6.54 4.88 4.46 0.93 0.17
Csongrád 58.32 17.64 12.53 5.90 2.46 1.78 1.21 0.15
Fejér 58.73 16.79 13.90 5.48 2.35 1.69 0.91 0.16
Győr-Moson-Sopron 64.48 14.34 11.75 5.44 1.89 1.32 0.65 0.13
Hajdú-Bihar 60.63 12.58 17.10 5.25 1.96 1.15 0.93 0.39
Heves 50.06 19.23 20.17 4.74 1.75 1.67 1.19 1.20
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok 53.35 17.76 19.02 4.76 1.65 1.42 1.73 0.32
Komárom-Esztergom 55.43 21.02 12.53 5.74 2.05 1.88 1.07 0.28
Nógrád 54.04 17.70 18.68 4.36 1.39 1.21 1.88 0.73
Pest 56.71 15.03 16.63 5.43 2.98 2.20 0.73 0.29
Somogy 64.34 16.51 10.94 4.18 1.58 1.25 0.85 0.34
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg 57.36 14.15 18.49 4.18 1.14 1.04 0.86 2.77
Tolna 64.38 15.34 11.68 4.76 1.53 1.25 0.71 0.34
Vas 68.37 13.31 9.25 4.96 1.78 1.66 0.53 0.13
Veszprém 60.11 16.41 13.44 5.34 2.20 1.59 0.77 0.14
Zala 63.13 14.63 12.94 5.15 1.60 1.52 0.70 0.33
Foreign representations 50.45 11.90 15.40 6.34 9.84 5.83 0.03 0.21
Total 56.36 17.37 14.77 5.31 2.61 2.16 0.96 0.46

The European Parliament elections' biggest winners were the centre-right opposition Fidesz party, which won 56.4% of the vote and 14 seats. The far-right Jobbik ("For a Better Hungary") party also performed stronger than expected. The Hungarian Democratic Forum also gained 1 seat, the former finance minister Lajos Bokros can travel to Brussels.

The liberal Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) was almost wiped off the political map, attracting only 60,000 votes or 2.2%, compared to more than a million in the country's first free elections 19 years ago.

List of seat winnersEdit