ElectionGudie

May 24, 1998 Held

8,094,214
Registered to Vote
Hungary

Hungary

Election for Országgyűlés (Hungarian National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 386 seats in the National Assembly (Orszaggyules)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Laszlo SOLYOM
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ferenc GYURCSANY
  • Assembly: Hungary has a unicameral National Assembly (Orszaggyules) with 386 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Orszaggyules), 176 members are elected in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 210 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Federation of Young Democrats-Hungarian Civic Party (Fidesz-MPP)
    • Leader: Viktor ORBAN
    • Seats won in this election: 148
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)
    • Leader: Gyula HORN
    • Seats won in this election: 134
    • Seats won in last election: 209
  • Party: Independent Smallholders (FKgP)
    • Leader: Josef TORGYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 48
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Party: Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ)
    • Leader: Gabor KUNCZE
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 69

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Federation of Young Democrats-Hungarian Civic Party (Fidesz-MPP)
    • Leader: Viktor ORBAN
    • Seats won in this election: 148
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)
    • Leader: Gyula HORN
    • Seats won in this election: 134
    • Seats won in last election: 209
  • Party: Independent Smallholders (FKgP)
    • Leader: Josef TORGYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 48
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Party: Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ)
    • Leader: Gabor KUNCZE
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 69

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the National Assembly were last held on May 8 and 29, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,266,570 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 8,094,214 ( 1998 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,374,115 (1998)

·         Is Hungary a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (6 June 1980)

·         Has Hungary ratified CEDAW: Yes (22 December 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 32 (following the 1998 election)

·         Human Development Index Position: 44 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Hungary a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Hungary ratified CRPD: Yes (20 July 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 1,539,985 (est.)