1869 Hungarian parliamentary election
Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 9 and 13 March 1869. The main issues were the legitimisation of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and the birth of Austria-Hungary. The compromise was created by the governing party. Hungary got more freedom and autonomy from Austria, but still in a mutual state with Austria and Franz Joseph I of Austria was crowned as the King of Hungary.
All 420 seats in the Diet
211 seats needed for a majority
At the elections three parties ran for the seats; Deák Party (Hu: Deák Párt), the supporter of the compromise, the Left Centre (Hu: Balközép), partially opponents of it and the Far-Left (Hu: Szélbal) opposing the treaty entirely. Finally the Deák Party won the 55.95% of the seats.