2006 Budapest mayoral election

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2006 Budapest mayoral election
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  2002 1 Oct 2006 2010  
Turnout55.89%
  Demszky Gabor.jpg TarlosIstvan (crop).jpg
Candidate Gábor Demszky István Tarlós Kálmán Katona
Party SZDSZ Independent MDF
Alliance SZDSZ - MSZP Fidesz–KDNP
Vote362 289349 41246 367
Percentage46.86%45.20%6.00%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

The 2006 Budapest mayoral election was held on 1 October 2006 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.

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The election was won by four-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

2006 Budapest mayoral election [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
SZDSZ Gábor Demszky 362 289 46.86% +0.16%
Independent István Tarlós 349 41245.20%+9.35% [a]
MDF Kálmán Katona 46 3676.00%N/A
MIÉP László Zsinka10 7911.40%-1.86%
Workers' Party Péter Székely4 2120.54%+0.12%
Total votes773 071100.0%
SZDSZ hold

Notes

a. ^  Compared to the independent candidate endorsed by Fidesz in the previous election

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References

  1. https://static.valasztas.hu/onkval2006/outroot/onkdin/fpjk.htm