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Hungarian local elections were held in Hungary on 13 October 2019.Mayors and assembly members were elected for a term of 5 years.
Gergely Karácsony was elected mayor, defeating incumbent István Tarlós who had been in office since 2010.
The General Assembly of Budapest consists of the directly elected mayor, the mayors of the districts, and 9 members from party electoral lists.
The opposition bloc (Momentum–DK–MSZP–Dialogue–LMP) won a majority of 18 seats, with Fidesz–KDNP winning 13, and 2 seats going to independent politicians. This will be the first time Fidesz will not hold a majority in the assembly in over 15 years.
Parties running in the county assembly elections are subject to a 5% threshold. An asterisk indicates a party with an absolute majority. The Fidesz–KDNP coalition won a majority in all assemblies holding elections.
|County Council||Number of electors||Turnout|
|Fidesz–KDNP||DK||MSZP||Jobbik||Momentum||Mi Hazánk–MIÉP– FKgP||Other|
| Budapest |
|Hungary||54,46||41,62 (incl. Somogyért and MMM)||5,15||1,60||2,963,306||47,97%|
|County Council||Number of seats|
|City||Mayor before||Elected Mayor|
|Békéscsaba||Péter Szarvas||Independent||Péter Szarvas||Independent (Hajrá Békéscsaba)|
|Debrecen||László Papp||Fidesz-KDNP||László Papp||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Dunaújváros||Gábor Cserna||Fidesz-KDNP||Tamás Pintér||Independent (Rajta Újváros! Egyesület)|
|Eger||László Habis||Fidesz-KDNP||Ádám Mirkóczki||Independent (Egységben a Városért Egyesület)|
|Érd||András T. Mészáros||Fidesz-KDNP||László Csőzik||LMP-Jobbik-DK-MSZP-CÉL-Momentum-MMM-Dialogue-MLP|
|Győr||Zsolt Borkai||Fidesz-KDNP||Zsolt Borkai||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Hódmezővásárhely||Péter Márki-Zay||Independent||Péter Márki-Zay||Independent (Mindenki Magyarországa-Tiszta Vásárhelyért Egyesület)|
|Kaposvár||Károly Szita||Fidesz-KDNP||Károly Szita||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Kecskemét||Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki||Fidesz-KDNP||Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Miskolc||Ákos Kriza||Fidesz-KDNP||Pál Veres||Independent (Függetlenek SZIVE)|
|Nagykanizsa||Sándor Dénes||Fidesz-KDNP||László Balogh||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Nyíregyháza||Ferenc Kovács||Fidesz-KDNP||Ferenc Kovács||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Pécs||Zsolt Páva||Fidesz-KDNP||Attila Péterffy||Independent (Mindenki Pécsért Egyesület)|
|Salgótarján||Zsolt Fekete||MSZP-DK-TVE-ST||Zsolt Fekete||SSZE-DK-Jobbik-LMP-Momentum-MSZP-Párbeszéd-TVE|
|Sopron||Tamás Fodor||Fidesz-KDNP||Ciprián Farkas||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Szeged||László Botka||MSZP-DK-PM||László Botka||Independent (Összefogás Szegedért Egyesület)|
|Székesfehérvár||András Cser-Palkovics||Fidesz||András Cser-Palkovics||Fidesz|
|Szekszárd||Rezső Ács||Fidesz-KDNP||Rezső Ács||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Szolnok||Ferenc Szalay||Fidesz-KDNP||Ferenc Szalay||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Szombathely||Tivadar Puskás||Fidesz-KDNP||András Nemény||ÉSz-Momentum-DK-MSZP-Dialogue-LMP-MKKP-Szolidaritás-MMM|
|Tatabánya||Csaba Schmidt||Fidesz-KDNP||Ilona Szücsné Posztovics||DK-Jobbik-LMP-MSZP-Momentum-Dialogue|
|Veszprém||Gyula Porga||Fidesz-KDNP||Gyula Porga||Fidesz-KDNP|
|Zalaegerszeg||Zoltán Balaicz||Fidesz-KDNP||Zoltán Balaicz||Fidesz-KDNP|
Italics denote a mayor not running for reelection
In the 23 cities, 13 government-aligned or government-supported candidates won, with 10 going to opposition or opposition supported mayors. This is a sharp improvement for the opposition as they previously only occupied 3 of these mayorships.
In most of the cities, the assembly majority is composed of members aligned with the mayor, except:
In Békéscsaba, the mayor's civil organization together with Fidesz-KDNP members have a majority.
|City||Fidesz-KDNP||Opposition||Others (only listed if >5%)|
|Békéscsaba||none||Tibor Dancsó (DK)||2 013|
|Péter Szarvas (Independent)||16 211|
|Attila Miklós (MSZP)||1 788|
|Debrecen||László Papp||35 029|
|Zoltán Varga (DK)||12 215|
|Csanád Ábel Kőszeghy (Jobbik)||6 841|
|Dunaújváros||Gábor Cserna||7 397|
|Tamás Pintér (Independent)||10 159|
|Eger||László Habis||9 049|
|Ádám Mirkóczki (Independent)||9 842|
|Alfréd Pócs (Independent)||1 189|
|Érd||András T. Mészáros||10 020|
|László Csőzik (MSZP)||12 288|
|Norbert Tekauer (Independent)||2 366|
|Győr||Zsolt Borkai||19 312|
|Tímea Glázer (DK)||18 671|
|László Kovács (Independent)||3 677|
|Hódmezővásárhely||none||Péter Márki-Zay (Independent)||13 478|
|István Grezsa (Independent, nominated by Fidesz-KDNP)||10 042|
|Kaposvár||Károly Szita||12 876|
|Ákos Ervin Horváth (Independent)||8 841|
|Kecskemét||Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki||16 279|
|Zoltán Lejer (Independent)||12 015|
|Gábor Imre Hegedüs (Independent)||2 755|
|Miskolc||Zoltán Alakszai||26 177|
|Pál Veres (Independent)||35 135|
|Nagykanizsa||László Balogh||7 189|
|Tibor Hári (Independent)||6 695|
|Nyíregyháza||Ferenc Kovács||20 351|
|András Jeszenszki (MSZP)||18 167|
|Pécs||Attila Vári||21 319|
|Attila Péterffy (Independent)||27 622|
|Salgótarján||Csaba Szabó||5 744|
|Zsolt Fekete (MSZP)||7 271|
|Sopron||Ciprián Farkas||12 328|
|Norbert Varga (Independent)||8 355|
|Szeged||none||László Botka ( MSZP )||40 858|
|Pál Nemesi (Independent, nominated by Fidesz-KDNP)||24 568|
|Székesfehérvár||András Cser-Palkovics||22 882|
|Roland Márton (MSZP)||12 580|
|Szekszárd||Rezső Ács||6 353|
|Gábor László Bomba (Independent)||6 055|
|Szolnok||Ferenc Szalay||11 616|
|Zoltán Radócz (MSZP)||11 364|
|Szombathely||Péter Balázsy||16 363|
|András Nemény (MSZP)||16 762|
|Tatabánya||Csaba Schmidt||9 863|
|Ilona Szücsné Posztovics (DK)||10 454|
|Veszprém||Gyula Porga||11 117|
|Sándor Katanics (MSZP)||9 088|
|Zalaegerszeg||Zoltán Balaicz||14 302|
|Csaba Keresztes (DK)||4 640|
Italics means incumbent, bold means winner of the election.
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