Centre Party (Hungary)

Centre Party
Centrum Párt
Leader Mihály Kupa (2001–2007)
Ágnes Pászti (2007–2009)
János Papp (2009–2010)
Lajos Szabó (2010–2013)
Founded 21 December 2001
Dissolved 17 October 2013
Merged into Community for Social Justice People's Party (KTI)
Ideology Centrism
Political position Centre-left, Third Way
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The Centre Party (Hungarian: Centrumpárt) was a centrist political party in Hungary.


The Centre Party came into being in 2001, with the cooperation of the Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) the Hungarian Democratic People's Party (MDNP), the Alliance of Green Democrats (ZDSZ) and Third Way for Hungary (HOM). The unusual alliance of centre-right and centre-left groups hindered the Centre Party's effectiveness and, eventually, two of the founding political formations quit the party. The Christian Democratic People's Party, after long internal disputes and legal battles, joined ranks with Viktor Orbán's Fidesz and the Hungarian Democratic People's Party re-merged with the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF). Mihály Kupa was the leader of the party until 2007. At the legislative elections, on 9 and 23 April 2006, the party won 0.32% of the popular vote and no seats.

The Centre party joined as a member to the Community for Social Justice People's Party (KTI) in 2013.

Electoral results

National Assembly

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
2002 219,029
3.9 % (#5)
0 / 386
New extra-parliamentary
2006 17,431
0.32 %
0 / 386
Steady 0 extra-parliamentary

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