Social Democratic Party of Hungary

The Social Democratic Party of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarországi Szociáldemokrata Párt, MSZDP) is a social democratic[1] political party in Hungary. Historically, the party was dissolved during the occupation of Hungary by Nazi Germany (1944–1945) and the communist period of Hungary from 1948 to 1989, after being forced into a merger with the Communist Party. It worked legally for a short time during the Revolution of 1956.

Social Democratic Party of Hungary
Magyarországi Szociáldemokrata Párt
ChairmanLászló Andráska
Vice PresidentSándor Szőcs
Zsolt Csiszár
FounderPál Gábor Engelmann
Founded12 December 1890
October 1956 (as SZDP)
9 January 1989
Dissolved12 June 1948
November 1956
Preceded byGeneral Workers Party of Hungary (MÁMP)
Headquarters1107 Budapest, Somfa köz 17.
NewspaperNépszava (1890–1948)
Youth wingSocial Democratic Youth Movement (SZIM)
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
National Assembly
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European Parliament
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Most MPs
125 / 498
(June 1945)

It was a government party as a part of the Károlyi Government (1918–1919), Berinkey Government, Peidl Government (1919), Interim National Assembly (1944–1945) and Dinnyés Government (1947–1948). It was reorganized after Hungary's transition from communism in 1989.

MSZDP used to be a member of the Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists until 2020, when it was delisted from both due to inactivity.[2]