2010 Hungarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary on 11 and 25 April 2010 to choose MPs for the National Assembly.[1] They were the sixth free elections since the end of communist era. 386 members of parliament were elected in a combined system of party lists and electoral constituencies.[2] The electoral law does not allow all adult citizens to stand for being elected unless they can validate 500 signatures of other citizens supporting their candidacy.

2010 Hungarian parliamentary election

 2006 11 April 2010 (first round)
25 April 2010 (second round)
2014 

All 386 seats to the Országgyűlés
194 seats needed for a majority
Turnout64.38% (first round)
46.66% (second round)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Viktor Orbán Attila Mesterházy
Party Fidesz–KDNP MSZP
Leader since 17 May 2003 12 December 2009[lower-alpha 1]
Last election 164 seats, 42.03% 192 seats, 43.21%
Seats won
Fidesz 227, KDNP 36
Seat change 99 133
1R vote and % 2,729,327 (53.4%) 1,087,097 (21.3%)
2R vote and % 620,232 (53.8%) 326,361 (28.3%)
Party vote 2,706,292 990,428
 % and swing 52.73% 10.70 pp 19.30% 23.91 pp

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Gábor Vona András Schiffer
Party Jobbik LMP
Leader since 25 November 2006 2009
Last election 0 seats, 2.20% Did not exist
Seats won
Seat change 47 New party
1R vote and % 835,841 (16.4%) 258,078 (5.1%)
2R vote and % 141,415 (12.3%) 43,437 (3.8%)
Party vote 855,436 383,876
 % and swing 16.67% 14.47 pp 7.48% New

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

Gordon Bajnai
MSZP

Subsequent Prime Minister

Viktor Orbán
Fidesz

In the first round of the elections, the conservative party Fidesz won the absolute majority of seats, enough to form a government on its own. In the second round Fidesz-Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) candidates won enough seats to achieve a two-thirds majority required to modify major laws and the country's constitution.