2002 Budapest mayoral election


The 2002 Budapest mayoral election was held on 20 October 2002 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.

2002 Budapest mayoral election

 1998 20 Oct 2002 2006 
Turnout52.68%
 
Candidate Gábor Demszky Pál Schmitt Erzsébet Gy. Németh (hu)
Party SZDSZ Independent MSZP
Alliance Fidesz
Vote 348 534 267 563 98 289
Percentage 46.70% 35.85% 13.17%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

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

Results


2002 Budapest mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SZDSZ Gábor Demszky 348 534 46.70% -11.52%
Independent Pál Schmitt 267 563 35.85% -3.12%[a]
MSZP Erzsébet Gy. Németh 98 289 13.17% N/A
MIÉP István Csurka 24 341 3.26% N/A
Centre György Droppa 4 404 0.59% N/A
Workers' Party Lajosné Karacs 3 121 0.42% -2.38%
Total votes '754 674' '100.0%'
SZDSZ hold

Notes


a.^ Compared to Fidesz candidate in the previous election

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