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
  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


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Hungarian Working People's Party6,256,65399.0206–79
Invalid/blank votes52,609
Registered voters/turnout6,501,86998.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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