The Alliance of Fidesz-KDNP Wins Constitutional Majority

April 10, 2014, 2:29 p.m.

Voters in Hungary went to the polls on April 6, 2014 to elect 199 members to the National Assembly (Országgyülés). In 2011, the electoral law reduced the size of the National Assembly from 386 to 199 seats, of which 106 are elected in single-member constituencies, and 93 members are elected through national-level proportional representation. Eighteen electoral lists contested the election at the national level, with four receiving seats in the National Assembly. The alliance of Fidesz-KDNP retained their majority in the National Assembly, winning 133 seats with 2,135,960 votes (44.36 percent).[i] By winning another two-thirds majority in the National Assembly, Fidesz-KDNP will be able to unilaterally change the constitution. The opposition alliance of the MSZP, EGYÜTT, DK, PM, and MLP finished second in the election, winning 38 seats in the National Assembly with 1,245,465 votes (25.89 percent). Jobbik, the Union for a Better Hungary / Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom, a far-right party increased their percentage of seats in the National Assembly, winning 23 seats with 985,028 votes (20.46 percent). Also winning seats was Politics Can Be Different / Lehet Más a Politika, which won 5 seats with 252,372 votes. The victory of Fidesz-KDNP will give Viktor ORBÁN another term as Prime Minister of Hungary. In the election 4,859,789 Hungarians (60.52 percent) cast their ballots.

[i] Vote totals and percentage reflect results from the national-level proportional representation. Seat totals are cumulative.

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