Hungary: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Fidesz/KDNP

Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union

Fidesz/KDNP (Fidesz – Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 135 seats. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

Current polls have Fidesz/KDNP coming in at 50.4% - a loss of -2.7 since the last election.

Name Fidesz – Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt
Translation Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union
Seats in parliament 135 / 199
Current poll value 50.4 (-2.7 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
All information at a glance: Fidesz/KDNP

EM

United for Hungary

EM (Egységben Magyarországért) is a party of undefinable orientation that is currently represented in parliament with 56 seats.

Name Egységben Magyarországért
Translation United for Hungary
Seats in parliament 56 / 199
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: EM

Mi Hazánk

Our Homeland Movement

Mi Hazánk (Mi Hazánk Mozgalom) is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 7 MPs.

Compared to the last election, Mi Hazánk scores an increase of +2.4 and comes in at 8.6%.

Name Mi Hazánk Mozgalom
Translation Our Homeland Movement
Seats in parliament 7 / 199
Current poll value 8.6 (+2.4 since last election )
Political orientation Far right
All information at a glance: Mi Hazánk

Demokratikus Koalíció

Democratic Coalition

Demokratikus Koalíció is a center-left party from Hungary. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and wants to invest more in public services.

In current polls, Demokratikus Koalíció comes in at 16.8%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +16.8.

Name Demokratikus Koalíció
Translation Democratic Coalition
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 16.8 (+16.8 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • More investment in public services
  • More civil liberties
All information at a glance: Demokratikus Koalíció

Együtt

Együtt

Együtt is a liberal party from Hungary. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and advocates more civil liberties.

Name Együtt
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Political orientation Liberal politics
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • More civil liberties
  • Pro multiculturalism
All information at a glance: Együtt

Jobbik

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary

Jobbik (Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom) is a center-right party from Hungary. The party wants a strong nation-state, advocates strict immigration policy, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

Compared to the last election, Jobbik scores an increase of +4.1 and comes in at 4.1%.

Name Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom
Translation Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary
Group in the EU Parliament Non-Inscrits
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 4.1 (+4.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strict crime control
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
All information at a glance: Jobbik

LMP

Politics Can Be Different

LMP (Lehet Más a Politika) is a green party from Hungary. The party puts environmental protection above economic interests, advocates liberal lifestyles, and favors the promotalization of political decisions.

Compared to the last election, LMP scores an increase of +3.0 and comes in at 3.0%.

Name Lehet Más a Politika
Translation Politics Can Be Different
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 3.0 (+3.0 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Core topics
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More promotionism
  • More investment in public services
All information at a glance: LMP

MKKP

Hungarian Two-tailed dog party

MKKP (Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt) is a satire party from Hungary.

In current polls, MKKP comes in at 4.5%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.2.

Name Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt
Translation Hungarian Two-tailed dog party
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 4.5 (+1.2 since last election )
Political orientation Satire
All information at a glance: MKKP

MSZP

Hungarian Socialist Party

MSZP (Magyar Szocialista Párt) is a center-left party from Hungary. The party wants to invest more in public services, wants more government intervention in the economy, and advocates liberal lifestyles.

In current polls, MSZP comes in at 4.8%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +4.8.

Name Magyar Szocialista Párt
Translation Hungarian Socialist Party
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 4.8 (+4.8 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • More investment in public services
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
All information at a glance: MSZP

MSZP-P

Magyar Szocialista Párt–Párbeszéd

MSZP-P (Magyar Szocialista Párt–Párbeszéd) is a center-left party from Hungary.

Name Magyar Szocialista Párt–Párbeszéd
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: MSZP-P

Momentum

Momentum Movement

Momentum (Momentum Mozgalom) is a liberal party from Hungary. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, advocates more civil liberties, and has a dream of an open world without borders.

In current polls, Momentum is getting 5.8% of the vote - an increase of +4.7 since the last election.

Name Momentum Mozgalom
Translation Momentum Movement
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 5.8 (+4.7 since last election )
Political orientation Liberal politics
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More civil liberties
  • Open world without borders
  • More promotionism
All information at a glance: Momentum

NÉP

Party of normal life

NÉP (Normális Élet Pártja) is a party of undefinable orientation from Hungary.

Name Normális Élet Pártja
Translation Party of normal life
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: NÉP

Párbeszéd

Dialog

Párbeszéd is a green party from Hungary.

Compared to the last election, Párbeszéd scores an increase of +1.6 and comes in at 1.6%.

Name Párbeszéd
Translation Dialog
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 199
Current poll value 1.6 (+1.6 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: Párbeszéd

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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