Unity (Hungary)

Unity (Hungarian: Összefogás), also called: Left unity (Hungarian: Baloldali összefogás) was the informal name of a short-lived political alliance in Hungary of five political parties formed for contesting the 2014 Hungarian parliamentary election.

Unity

Összefogás
LeaderAttila Mesterházy
Founded14 January 2014
Dissolved6 April 2014
HeadquartersBudapest
IdeologyLiberalism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Green politics
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left

The parties involved were the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Together 2014 (E14), Democratic Coalition (DK), Dialogue for Hungary (PM) and Hungarian Liberal Party (MLP).[1]

MembersEdit

Party Leader Ideology Candidates (2014)
Constituency (106) Party-list (60) Seats won (38)
Hungarian Socialist Party Attila Mesterházy Social democracy 71 42 29
Together 2014Dialogue for Hungary Gordon Bajnai
Benedek Jávor
Social liberalism
Green liberalism
22 9 4 (3+1)
Democratic Coalition Ferenc Gyurcsány Social liberalism 13 6 4
Hungarian Liberal Party Gábor Fodor Liberalism 0 3 1

Election resultsEdit

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
2014 1,290,806
25.57%
38 / 199
in opposition

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Left-of-centre forces to campaign under "Unity" banner". 24 January 2014. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.