1998 Budapest mayoral election


The 1998 Budapest mayoral election was held on 18 October 1998 to elect the Mayor of Budapest (főpolgármester). On the same day, local elections were held throughout Hungary, including the districts of Budapest. The election was run using a First-past-the-post voting system. The winner of this election served for 4 years.

1998 Budapest mayoral election

 1994 18 Oct 1998 2002 
Turnout43.69%
 
Candidate Gábor Demszky János Latorcai
Party SZDSZ Fidesz
Alliance Fidesz-FKgP-MDF-MDNP
Vote 373 969 250 335
Percentage 58.22% 38.97%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

The election was won by two-time incumbent, Gábor Demszky.

Results


1998 Budapest mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SZDSZ Gábor Demszky 373 969 58.22% +21.94%
Fidesz János Latorcai 250 335 38.97% +10.54%
Workers' Party Pál Kollát 18 008 2.80% +0.65%
Total votes '642 312' '100.0%'
SZDSZ hold

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