2002 Budapest mayoral election

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2002 Budapest mayoral election
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  1998 20 Oct 2002 2006  
Turnout52.68%
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Candidate Gábor Demszky Pál Schmitt Erzsébet Gy. Németh (hu)
Party SZDSZ Independent MSZP
Alliance Fidesz
Vote348 534267 56398 289
Percentage46.70%35.85%13.17%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

The 2002 Budapest mayoral election was held on 20 October 2002 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.

The Mayor of Budapest is the head of the General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, elected directly for 5-year term since 2014. Until 1994 the mayor was elected by the General Assembly. The office was called Chairman of the Council of Budapest between 1950 and 1990, during the Communist period.

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The election was won by three-time incumbent, Gábor Demszky.

Gábor Demszky Hungarian politician

Gábor Demszky is a Hungarian politician, lawyer and sociologist by qualification. Demszky was the Mayor of Budapest from 1990 to 2010. He was a founding member of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) between 1988 and 2010.

Results

2002 Budapest mayoral election [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
SZDSZ Gábor Demszky 348 534 46.70% -11.52%
Independent Pál Schmitt 267 56335.85%-3.12% [a]
MSZP Erzsébet Gy. Németh98 28913.17%N/A
MIÉP István Csurka 24 3413.26%N/A
Centre György Droppa 4 4040.59%N/A
Workers' Party Lajosné Karacs3 1210.42%-2.38%
Total votes754 674100.0%
SZDSZ hold

Notes

a. ^  Compared to Fidesz candidate in the previous election

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References

  1. https://static.valasztas.hu/onkval2002/so02/onkdin/fpjk.htm