2002 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 7 April 2002, with a second round of voting in 131 of the 176 single member constituencies on 21 April.[1][2] Although Fidesz remained the largest party in the National Assembly despite receiving fewer votes than the Hungarian Socialist Party, the Socialist Party was able to form a coalition government with the Alliance of Free Democrats.

2002 Hungarian parliamentary election

 1998 7 April 2002 (first round)
21 April 2002 (second round)
2006 

All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout70.53% (first round)
73.51% (second round)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Viktor Orbán Péter Medgyessy Gábor Kuncze
Party Fidesz-MDF MSZP SZDSZ
Leader since 6 July 1998[lower-alpha 1] June 2001[lower-alpha 2] 1 July 2001
Last election 165 seats, 32.28%[lower-alpha 3] 134 seats, 32.92% 24 seats, 7.57%
Seats won
Fidesz 179, MDF 9
[lower-alpha 4]
Seat change 23 45 5
1R vote and % 2,217,755 (39.4%) 2,277,737 (40.5%) 380,982 (6.8%)
2R vote and % 2,196,540 (50.0%) 2,011,845 (45.8%) 126,966 (2.9%)
Party vote 2,306,763 2,361,983 313,084
 % and swing 41.07% 8.79 pp 42.05% 6.13 pp 5.57% 2.00 pp

Results of the election. A darker shade indicates a higher vote share. Proportional list results are displayed in the top left.

Prime Minister before election

Viktor Orbán
Fidesz

Elected Prime Minister

Péter Medgyessy
MSZP