List of political parties in Hungary

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This article lists political parties in Hungary. Since the fall of Communism, Hungary again has been using a multi-party system. Currently, the political landscape of Hungary is dominated by the Fidesz (Hungarian Civic Union), which has an absolute majority, while the largest party of the opposition is Jobbik.

Active parties[edit]

Parties represented in the National Assembly or the European Parliament[edit]

Logo Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MPs MEPs
2018 Present
Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Alliance
Fidesz - Magyar Polgári Szövetség
Fidesz Viktor Orbán National conservatism
Christian democracy
Right-wing populism[1]
Soft Euroscepticism
117 117 12
Movement for a Better Hungary
Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom
Jobbik Tamás Sneider Hungarian nationalism
26 22 1
Christian Democratic People's Party
Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt
KDNP Zsolt Semjén Christian democracy
Social conservatism
16 16 1
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Hungarian Socialist Party
Magyar Szocialista Párt
MSZP Bertalan Tóth Social democracy
16 16 1
Flag of the Democratic Coalition (Hungary).svg
Democratic Coalition
Demokratikus Koalíció
DK Ferenc Gyurcsány Social liberalism


9 8 4
Lehet Más a Politika logó.svg
Politics Can Be Different
Lehet Más a Politika
LMP János Kendernay Green politics
Syncretic politics
8 6 0
Our Homeland Movement
Mi Hazánk Mozgalom
Mi Hazánk László Toroczkai Hungarian nationalism
0 4 0
Logo of the Dialogue for Hungary.svg
Dialogue for Hungary
Párbeszéd Magyarországért
Párbeszéd Gergely Karácsony
Tímea Szabó
Green left 3 3 0
Magyar Liberális Párt logo.svg
Hungarian Liberal Party
Magyar Liberális Párt
MLP Gábor Fodor Liberalism
Economic liberalism
1 1 0
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National Self-Government of Germans in Hungary
Magyarországi Németek Országos Önkormányzata
MNOÖ Ibolya Hock-Englender German-Hungarian interests 1 1 0
Logo of the Momentum Movement.svg
Momentum Movement
Momentum Mozgalom
Momentum András Fekete-Győr Post-spectrum
Social liberalism
0 0 2

Parties not represented in the National Assembly or the European Parliament[edit]

Defunct parties[edit]

Before the Hungarian Revolution of 1848[edit]

List of political parties in Hungary before the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
English name Hungarian name Active Ideology
Centralists Centralisták (1843-1849) Centralism
Classical liberalism
Conservative Party Konzervatív Párt (1846-1849) Conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Opposition Party Ellenzéki Párt (1847-1849) Classical liberalism
National liberalism
Peace Party Békepárt (1848-1849) Peace with Austria

Between the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and the Ausgleich (1867)[edit]

After the Revolution of 1848 three different political directions were created - '47ers, '48ers and '49ers.

List of political parties in Hungary between the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and the Ausgleich (1867)
English name Hungarian name Active Ideology
Address Party Felirati párt (1861-1865) Ideology of the '48ers
National liberalism
Resolution Party Határozati párt (1861) Ideology of the '49ers
Radical liberalism
Left Centre Balközép (1865-1875) Ideology of the '48ers (before the Ausgleich (1867))
Ideology of the '49ers (after the Ausgleich (1867))

During the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918)[edit]

List of political parties in Hungary during the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918)
English name Hungarian name Active Ideology
Principled Left Centre Elvhű Balközép (1873-1874) '48 ideology
Far-Left Szélsőbal (1861-1874) '49 ideology (before the Ausgleich (1867))
'67 ideology (after the Ausgleich (1867)))
Deák Party Deák Párt (1865-1875) '48 ideology (before the Ausgleich (1867))
'67 ideology (after the Ausgleich (1867))
Liberal Party Liberális Párt / Szabadelvű Párt (1875-1906) classical liberalism
'67 ideology
Independence Party Függetlenségi Párt (1874-1884) '48 ideology
Independence Party of 1848 Negyvennyolcas Függetlenségi Párt (1874–1884) '48 ideology
National Antisemitic Party Országos Antiszemita Párt (1883-1892) Antisemitism
Party of Independence and '48 Függetlenségi és 48-as Párt (1884–1945) Classical liberalism
'48 ideology
MSZDP Magyar Szociáldemokrata Párt (1890-?) Social democracy
Catholic People's Party Katolikus Néppárt (1894-1918) Christian socialism
National Constitution Party Országos Alkotmánypárt (1905–1918) Classical liberalism
'67 ideology
National Party of Work Nemzeti Munkapárt (1910-1918) Classical liberalism
'67 ideology
Radical Civic Party Polgári Radikális Párt (1914-1919) Civic radicalism
48-er Constitution Party 48-as Alkotmánypárt (1918) '48 ideology
Classical liberalism
Independent Socialist Party Független Szocialista Párt (1897-1905) Socialism
Agrarian socialism

During the First Hungarian Republic (1918-1919, 1919-1920)[edit]

During the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-1945)[edit]

During the Second Hungarian Republic (1946-1949)[edit]

During the Hungarian People's Republic (1949-1989)[edit]

During the Third Republic (since 1989)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Hungarian Tragedy". Retrieved 7 November 2017.