1980 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 8 June 1980.[1] The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party was the only party to contest the elections, and won 252 of the 352 seats, with the remaining 100 going to independents selected by the party.[2]

1980 Hungarian parliamentary election

 1975 8 June 1980 1985 

All 352 seats in the National Assembly
Turnout97.03%
  First party Second party
 
Leader János Kádár
Party MSZMP Independents
Alliance HNF HNF
Leader since 25 October 1956
Seats won 252 100
Seat change 37 37

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 15 of the 352 constituencies had more than one candidate.[4]