1971 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 25 April 1971.[1] The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party was the only party to contest the elections, and won 224 of the 352 seats, with the remaining 128 going to independents selected by the party.[2]

1971 Hungarian parliamentary election

 1967 25 April 1971 1975 

All 352 seats in the National Assembly
  First party Second party
Leader János Kádár
Party MSZMP Independents
Alliance HNF HNF
Leader since 25 October 1956
Seats won 224 128
Seat change 35 38

All prospective candidates had to accept the program of the Patriotic People's Front, which was dominated by the HSWP. While it was possible for more than one candidate to run in a constituency,[3] only 49 of the 352 constituencies had more than one candidate.[4]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party7,189,12599.0224–35
Invalid/blank votes76,797
Registered voters/turnout7,432,42098.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 899. ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p. 931
  3. Burant, Stephen R. Hungary: A Country Study p181
  4. Nohlen & Stöver, p. 923