Hungarian parliamentary election, 1926

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Parliamentary elections were held in Hungary between 8 and 15 December 1926.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity Party, which won 161 of the 245 seats in Parliament. István Bethlen remained Prime Minister.[2]

Electoral system

Prior to the election the electoral system was changed again. In the previous elections there had been 219 constituencies, of which 195 were openly-elected single-member constituencies, 20 of which were secretly-elected single-member constituencies, and four of which were secretly-elected multi-member constituencies.[3] For this election there were 199 openly-elected single-member constituencies and 11 secretly-elected multi-member constituencies electing a total of 46 seats.[4][5]


Party SMCs MMCs Total
Votes[a] % Seats Votes[b] % Seats Votes % Seats +/–
Unity Party389,52950.315092,55725.011482,08642.2161+21
Christian National Economic Party100,49213.02574,78320.210175,27515.335New
Hungarian Social Democratic Party18,9032.40107,92129.214126,82411.114–11
Unofficial Unity Party candidates97,47412.6997,4748.59New
United Left (FKFPPNDP)20,4392.6069,69318.9990,1327.99+2
Hungarian National Independence Party22,4282.9120,8355.6143,2633.82New
Agrarian Party16,3552.1316,3551.43New
Independence and '48 Kossuth Party9,8481.303,7161.0113,5641.210
Independent '48 Smallholders Party9,9631.309,9630.90New
Hungarian Agricultural Labourers and Workers Party4,3170.604,3170.40New
Hungarian National Socialist Party1,1180.101,1180.10New
National Party of the Lower-Middle Class11New
Invalid/blank votes010,47410,474
Registered voters/turnout986,16578.5518,06273.31,504,227[c]76.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The number of votes refers to only 109 of the 199 single-member constituencies as 90 seats were uncontested.[4]

b The number of votes refers to ten of the eleven MMCs as one constituency was uncontested.[4]

c The total number of registered voters was 2,231,972; the figure in the table refers to the number of registered voters in the contested seats.[4]


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p899 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p940
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, pp916-917
  4. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen & Stöver, p918
  5. Nohlen & Stöver, p933
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