National Assembly (Hungary)

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National Assembly

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László Kövér, Fidesz
since 6 August 2010
Márta Mátrai, Fidesz
since 1 January 2013
Leader of largest
political group
Máté Kocsis, Fidesz
since 8 May 2018
Leader of 2nd largest
political group
István Simicskó, KDNP
since 2 May 2022
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Political groups
Government (135)
  •   Fidesz–KDNP (135)

Supported by (1)

Opposition (63)

Partially parallel, partially compensatory voting: 106 FPTP seats, 93 PR seats with 5% electoral threshold (D'Hondt method)
Last election
3 April 2022
Meeting place
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Hungarian Parliament Building
Lajos Kossuth Square 1
Budapest, H-1055
National Assembly
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Autumn session – 2015

The National Assembly (Hungarian : Országgyűlés, lit. 'Country Assembly') is the parliament of Hungary. The unicameral body consists of 199 (386 between 1990 and 2014) members elected to 4-year terms. Election of members is done using a semi-proportional representation: a mixed-member majoritarian representation with partial compensation via transfer votes and mixed single vote; involving single-member districts and one list vote; parties must win at least 5% of the popular vote in order to gain list seats assembly. The Assembly includes 25 standing committees to debate and report on introduced bills and to supervise the activities of the ministers. The Constitutional Court of Hungary has the right to challenge legislation on the grounds of constitutionality. The assembly has met in the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest since 1902.


The current members are the members of the National Assembly of Hungary (2022–2026).


The Diet of Hungary [1] (Hungarian : Országgyűlés) was a legislative institution in the medieval kingdom of Hungary from the 1290s, [2] and in its successor states, Royal Hungary and the Habsburg kingdom of Hungary throughout the Early Modern period. The name of the legislative body was originally "Parlamentum" during the Middle Ages, the "Diet" expression gained mostly in the Early Modern period. [3] It convened at regular intervals with interruptions during the period of 1527 to 1918, and again until 1946.

The articles of the 1790 diet set out that the diet should meet at least once every 3 years, but, since the diet was called by the Habsburg monarchy, this promise was not kept on several occasions thereafter. As a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise, it was reconstituted in 1867.

The Latin term Natio Hungarica ("Hungarian nation") was used to designate the political elite which had participation in the diet, consisting of the nobility, the Catholic clergy, and a few enfranchised burghers, [4] [5] regardless of language or ethnicity. [6] Natio Hungarica was a geographic, institutional and juridico-political category. [7]

The democratic character of the Hungarian parliament was reestablished with the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the communist dictatorship in 1989. Today's parliament is still called the Országgyűlés, as in royal times, but is called the 'National Assembly' to distance itself from the historical royal diet.

Latest election


Turnout (within Hungary only, excluding eligible voters abroad) [8]

Results by party

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PartyParty listConstituencyTotal
Fidesz–KDNP 3,060,70654.13482,823,41952.5287135+2
United for Hungary 1,947,33134.44381,983,70836.901957–8
Our Homeland Movement 332,4875.886307,0645.7106New
Hungarian Two Tailed Dog Party 185,0523.270126,6482.3600±0
Solution Movement 58,9291.04064,3411.2000New
Party of Normal Life39,7200.70031,4950.5900New
Leftist Alliance (ISZOMMMMP)8,6780.1600New
True Democratic Party9890.0200New
Civic Response 5210.0100New
Our Party - IMA3260.0100New
Party of Greens 2080.0000New
MSZDDSZ 1770.0000New
Hungarian Liberal Party 1520.0000±0
National Self-Government of Germans 24,6300.4411±0
National Self-Government of Croats1,7600.0300±0
National Self-Government of Slovaks1,2080.0200±0
National Self-Government of Rusyns6450.0100±0
National Self-Government of Romanians5260.0100±0
National Self-Government of Serbs4180.0100±0
National Self-Government of Ukrainians3960.0100±0
National Self-Government of Poles2810.0000±0
National Self-Government of Greeks2320.0000±0
National Self-Government of Slovenes2190.0000±0
National Self-Government of Armenians1630.0000±0
National Self-Government of Bulgarians1570.0000±0
Valid votes5,651,05798.84
Invalid/blank votes66,1251.16
Registered voters/turnout8,215,304 [lower-alpha 1] 69.59
Source: National Election Commission (100% counted)

Speakers of the National Assembly of Hungary

Historical composition of the National Assembly since 1990


Members (since 1990)

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  1. This number consists of 7,693,695 Hungarians eligible to vote within Hungary, plus 65,480 Hungarians eligible to vote at consulates and embassies abroad, plus 456,129 people eligible to vote by mail abroad.

Coordinates: 47°30′26″N19°02′45″E / 47.50722°N 19.04583°E / 47.50722; 19.04583