ElectionGudie

April 23, 2006 Held

3,257,244
Voted
Hungary

Hungary

Election for Országgyűlés (Hungarian National Assembly)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,257,244
Valid Votes:3,239,752
Invalid Votes:16,992

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

FIDESZ-Hungarian Civic Union 164 - 1,511,426

46.70%

Hungarian Socialist Party 186 - 1,510,360

46.60%

MSZP-SZDSZ 6 - 72,802

2.20%

Alliance of Free Democrats 18 - 64,501

2.00%

MDF-Fidesz-KDNP - - 33,029

1.00%

Hungarian Democratic Forum 11 - 16,364

0.50%

Association for Somogy 1 - 13,801

0.40%

Others - - 13,598

0.40%

MDF-Others - - 3,640

0.10%

MIÉP- Jobbik TheThird Way - - 231

More Info:

Note: The results above are indicative of the final seat shares after two rounds of elections. The vote counts are for the second round only. For information on the first round of this election, see here.

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 First Round of the electoral race:

  • Alliance: FIDESZ - Christian Democratic People's Party / FIDESZ- Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt (FIDESZ -KDNP)*
    • Leader: Viktor ORBAN
    • Seats won in last election: 164
  • Party: Hungarian Socialist Party / Magyar Szocialista Párt (MSzP)
    • Leader: Istvan HILLER
    • Seats won in last election: 178
  • Party: Alliance of Free Democrats / Szabad Demokraták Szövetsége (SzDSz)
    • Leader: Gabor KUNCZE
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Hungarian Democratic Forum / Magyar Demokrata Fórum (MDF)
    • Leader: Ibolya DÁVID
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Party: Centrum - Union for Hungary / Centrum Összefogás Magyarországért (Centrum)
    • Leader: Mihály KUPA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Hungarian Communist Workers' Party / Magyar Kommunista Munkáspárt (Munkáspárt)
    • Leader: Gyula THÜRMER
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Alliance: MIÉP- Jobbik TheThird Way / MIÉP - Jobbik a Harmadik Út (MIÉP - Jobbik)*******
    • Leader: István CSURKA and Dávid KOVÁCS
    • Seats won in last election: 0

* In the last election, FIDESZ - Hungarian Civic Union (FIDESZ) and the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) shared the same party-list and won 188 seats together. In 2005, FIDESZ and the Christian Democratic People's Party (Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt - KDNP) formed an alliance for the 2006 elections.
******* The Third Way (Harmadik Út) is an electoral alliance formed in 2005 by István CSURKA's Hungarian Justice and Life Party (Magyar Igazság és Élet Pártja - MIÉP) and Dávid KOVÁCS' Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom -Jobbik).

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on April 7 and 21, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,071,370 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 8,046,129 (April 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,291,097 (2006)

·         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: 40 (following the 2006 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: 1,510,705 (est.)