Party of Greens (Hungary)

The Party of Greens (Hungarian: Zöldek Pártja; ZÖP), or simply Greens, is a green political party in Hungary, founded in January 2006.

Party of Greens

Zöldek Pártja
PresidentLászló Ács
Founded22 January 2006
Split fromAlliance of Green Democrats
IdeologyGreen politics
Environmentalism
Hard Euroscepticism
Political positionCentre
National Assembly
0 / 199
European Parliament
0 / 21
Website
zoldekpartja.hu

HistoryEdit

The Party of Greens was established in Szeghalom on 22 January 2006 by some rural branches of the Alliance of Green Democrats (ZDSZ) under the leadership of entrepreneur László Ács, who quit ZDSZ just before the 2006 parliamentary election. In the following weeks, other ZDSZ organizations joined the new party. ZÖP adopted its program from the ZDSZ, in which demanded the rationalization of energy management and development of agricultural techniques protecting the environment.[1] ZÖP had 11 individual candidates and 3 county regional lists in the 2006 parliamentary election, where received 2,870 votes (0.05%). By contrast, György Droppa's ZDSZ gained only 95 votes. The ZÖP did not run in the 2009 European Parliament election and the 2010 parliamentary election.[2]

ZÖP re-activated itself for the 2014 parliamentary election. The party was able to nominee 33 individual candidates, including former astronaut Bertalan Farkas,[3] and a national list. Finally, the ZÖP received 18,557 votes (0.37%), alongside the Hungarian Workers' Party, the only extra-parliamentary party which obtained more votes than required proposal coupons.[4]

Election resultsEdit

National AssemblyEdit

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2006
2,870
0.05%
0 / 386
extra-parliamentary
2014
18,557
0.37% (#8)
0 / 199
  0 extra-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vida 2011, p. 471.
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 899. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ "Farkas Bertalan is elindulhat". 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  4. ^ "Saját magukat leplezték le a kamupártok". 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2015-11-26.

SourcesEdit

  • Vida, István (2011). "Zöldek Pártja (ZÖP)". Magyarországi politikai pártok lexikona (1846–2010) [Encyclopedia of the Political Parties in Hungary (1846–2010)] (in Hungarian). Gondolat Kiadó. p. 471. ISBN 978-963-693-276-3.

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