2010 Budapest mayoral election

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2010 Budapest mayoral election
Flag of Budapest (1990-2011).svg
  2006 3 Oct 2010 2014  
Turnout43.59 %
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Candidate István Tarlós Csaba Horváth
Party Fidesz–KDNP MSZP
Vote321 908177 783
Percentage53.37%29.47%

  Javor Benedek LMP.jpg Staudt Gabor 2014-06.jpg
Candidate Benedek Jávor Gábor Staudt
Party LMP Jobbik
Vote59 63843 839
Percentage9.89%7.27%

Mayor before election

Gábor Demszky
SZDSZ

Elected Mayor

István Tarlós
FideszKDNP

The 2010 Budapest mayoral election was held on 3 October 2010 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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Contents

The election was won by the governing parties' candidate, István Tarlós.

István Tarlós Hungarian politician

István Tarlós is a Hungarian politician, who served as the Mayor of Budapest from 2010 to 2019. Previously he served as the Mayor of the Third District (Óbuda-Békásmegyer) of the city between 1990 and 2006. Since 2006 he was the Chairman of the Fidesz–Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) Fraction-Alliance in the General Assembly of the Municipality of Budapest, and served as the political leader of the initiative "Social Referendum 2008".

Campaign

Five-term incumbent Gábor Demszky did not run [1] , due to low approval and the collapse of his party SZDSZ.

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.

The Alliance of Free Democrats – Hungarian Liberal Party was a liberal political party in Hungary.

Results


2010 Budapest mayoral election [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Fidesz–KDNP István Tarlós 321 908 53.37% +8.17%
MSZP Csaba Horváth 177 78329.47%-17.39 [a]
LMP Benedek Jávor 59 6389.89%N/A
Jobbik Gábor Staudt43 8397.27%N/A
Total votes603 168100.0%
Fidesz–KDNP gain from SZDSZ Swing 25.56%

Notes

a. ^  Compared to the SZDSZ-MSZP candidate in the previous election.

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References

  1. Demszky jövőre nem indul a főpolgármesteri székért, infostart.hu
  2. https://static.valasztas.hu/dyn/ov10/outroot/onkdin/fpjk.htm