1947 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections, which later became infamously the "blue-ballot" elections, were held in Hungary on 31 August 1947.[1] The Hungarian Communist Party, which had lost the previous election, consolidated its power in the interim using salami tactics. Communist-led political intrigues had deprived their opposition of its democratically won mandate from 1945, as numerous prominent anti-Communists were removed from office on charges of conspiracy. These conspiracies reached a climax in late May 1947, when the Hungarian Communist Party deposed the democratically elected prime minister Ferenc Nagy in a coup d'état, removing one of the strongest opponents to their rule and crippling the opposition. This weakening of the opposition, combined with a revised electoral law, led to further Communist gains.

1947 Hungarian parliamentary election

 1945 31 August 1947 1949 

All 411 seats in the National Assembly
206 seats needed for a majority
Turnout96.5%
Party Leader % Seats ±
MKP Mátyás Rákosi 22.25% 100 +30
KDNP István Barankovics 16.5% 60 New
FKGP Lajos Dinnyés 15.34% 68 -177
MSZDP Árpád Szakasits 14.86% 67 -2
MFP Zoltán Pfeiffer 13.43% 49 New
NPP Péter Veres 8.28% 36 +13
FMDP István Balogh 5.25% 18 New
MRP Imre Csécsy 1.71% 6 +6
KNT Margit Slachta 1.39% 4 New
PDP Ernő Bródy 1.00% 3 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Lajos Dinnyés
FKGP
Lajos Dinnyés
FKGP