2006 Budapest mayoral election


The 2006 Budapest mayoral election was held on 1 October 2006 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.

2006 Budapest mayoral election

 2002 1 Oct 2006 2010 
Turnout55.89%
 
Candidate Gábor Demszky István Tarlós Kálmán Katona
Party SZDSZ Independent MDF
Alliance SZDSZ - MSZP Fidesz–KDNP
Vote 362 289 349 412 46 367
Percentage 46.86% 45.20% 6.00%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

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

Results


2006 Budapest mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SZDSZ Gábor Demszky 362 289 46.86% +0.16%
Independent István Tarlós 349 412 45.20% +9.35%[a]
MDF Kálmán Katona 46 367 6.00% N/A
MIÉP László Zsinka 10 791 1.40% -1.86%
Workers' Party Péter Székely 4 212 0.54% +0.12%
Total votes '773 071' '100.0%'
SZDSZ hold

Notes


a.^ Compared to the independent candidate endorsed by Fidesz in the previous election

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