Hungary

Head of State:President János Áder

Head of Government:Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

National Assembly (Országgyülés):386 members

Last election:Legislative, 11 April and 25 April 2010

Next election:Legislative, due 2014

Parliamentary elections

Main political parties, descriptions and election results 2010
Party Description Votes % Seats
FIDESZ - Hungarian Civic Union Conservative 52,73 262
MSZP - Hungarian Socialist Party Social democratic 19,30 59
Jobbik - Movement for a Better Hungary Nationalist 16,67 47
LMP - Politics Can Be Different Ecologist 10,70 16

 

The 2010 election campaign was influenced by the high unemployment rate - nearly 11 per cent in March 2010. The MSZP (in the ruling coalition with SZDSZ) was further damaged by a series of corruption scandals involving its members and officials. Consequently, the opposing FIDESZ-KDNP campaigned under the slogan "The time has come!" ("Itt az ido!)..[read more..]

EP elections

Hungary elects 22 members to the European Parliament. The electoral system is based on proportional representation. The biggest winner in the 2009 EP elections was the centre-right opposition party, FIDESZ, which won 56.36 percent of the vote and 14 seats in the European Parliament (joint list with KDNP)..[read more..]

Election results 2009, main parties. NUTS 3

EU related referendums

A binding referendum on Hungary's entry to the EU took place on 12 April 2003. 45.6 percent of eligible voters participated and 83.6 per cent of them voted 'Yes'..[read more..]

Referendum on the Accession to the European Union 2003. NUTS 3