2010 Budapest mayoral election


The 2010 Budapest mayoral election was held on 3 October 2010 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.

2010 Budapest mayoral election

 2006 3 Oct 2010 2014 
Turnout43.59 %
 
Candidate István Tarlós Csaba Horváth
Party Fidesz–KDNP MSZP
Vote 321 908 177 783
Percentage 53.37% 29.47%

 
Candidate Benedek Jávor Gábor Staudt
Party LMP Jobbik
Vote 59 638 43 839
Percentage 9.89% 7.27%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

István Tarlós
FideszKDNP

The election was won by the governing parties' candidate, István Tarlós.

Campaign


Five-term incumbent Gábor Demszky did not run,[1] due to low approval and the collapse of his party SZDSZ.

Results



2010 Budapest mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Fidesz–KDNP István Tarlós 321 908 53.37% +8.17%
MSZP Csaba Horváth 177 783 29.47% -17.39[a]
LMP Benedek Jávor 59 638 9.89% N/A
Jobbik Gábor Staudt 43 839 7.27% N/A
Total votes '603 168' '100.0%'
Fidesz–KDNP gain from SZDSZ Swing 25.56%

Notes


a.^ Compared to the SZDSZ-MSZP candidate in the previous election.

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