1953 Hungarian parliamentary election


Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 17 May 1953.[1] As would be the case with all elections for the remainder of Communist rule, voters were presented with a single list from the Communist Hungarian Working People's Party, comprising Communists and pro-Communist independents. The Working People's Party won 206 of the 298 seats, with the remaining 92 going to independents.[2]

1953 Hungarian parliamentary election

 1949 17 May 1953 1958 

All 298 seats in the National Assembly
Turnout97.98%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Mátyás Rákosi
Party MDP Independents
Alliance HFN HFN
Leader since 1 February 1949
Seats won 206 92
Seat change 79 25

Results


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Hungarian Working People's Party6,256,65399.0206–79
Independents92–25
Against61,2571.0
Invalid/blank votes52,609
Total6,370,519100298–104
Registered voters/turnout6,501,86998.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p931