The Left Centre (Hungarian: Balközép) was a political party in Hungary in the 1860s and 1870s led by Kálmán Tisza and Kálmán Ghyczy.[1]

Left Centre
Historical leadersKálmán Tisza
Kálmán Ghyczy
Dissolved1 March 1875 (1875-03-01)
Preceded byResolution Party
Succeeded byLiberal
HeadquartersBudapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Ideologymoderate ideology of '48
moderate opposition to the '67 ideology
Political positionCentre-left
(in constitutional terms)
Colours   Dark red


The Left Centre finished second to the Deák Party in elections in 1865, 1869 and 1872. It was opposed to the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, and continued to demand an independent Hungarian army.[1]

Despite its rivalry with the Deák Party, the two merged in February 1875 to form the Liberal Party.[1] A group of former Left Centre members broke away to reform the party in 1877, but it was not successful.


  1. ^ a b c Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p505 ISBN 0-313-23804-9