Interim elections have been held in the past weeks in Hungary due to many previous candidates having had to step down from their positions.
Most Recent Numbers
On Sunday, they held local interim government elections in the 1st district of Esztergom. Krisztián Varga, a candidate of Fidesz-KDNP won by a staggering 85.82 per cent of the vote. Interestingly only one other candidate came from the far-right party, Mi Hazánk, as none of the other six parties from the left ran for a seat. Fidesz scored another win in Szentendre, where their candidate, András Szabolcs won with 65.1 per cent. In Mezőtúr, mayoral elections were held. Those were also won by the ruling party candidate, Dániel Szűcs with 57.85 per cent of the votes. The leftist parties stood behind the local candidate, but they were not included in the ballot. In Salgótarján initially the Fidesz candidate led the race, but as the ballots came to a close the independent candidate, József Ludányi, won.
Elections were also held on the 3rd of July where out of 14 Fidesz-KDNP candidates, 9 managed to win. In Dunaújváros, Konrád Lőrinczi won by 53.47 per cent of the votes. Fidesz also took Budaörs from the left, with István Török achieving 55.52 per cent. In Számosújlak Róbert Bégány won the mayoral elections.
During the interim elections held on the 26th of June, the ruling party also won in most of the areas they ran in. In Erzsébetváros, Budapest András Ripka, candidate of Fidesz-KDNP won by 45 per cent of the votes, while the candidate of the left, Kevin Jenei only achieved 28 per cent. In the fifth district of Budapest Gergő Nagy, candidate of the ruling party won by 71 per cent. The leftist candidate, Benjámin Fábián got 27 per cent of the votes. Judit Gondos also won in Józsefváros, which meant that the current mayor of the district, András Pikó, is now in a minority within his own city council.
During the interim elections held on the 26th of June, the ruling party won in most of the areas they ran in
Fidesz also won in Nyíregyháza, with Attila Ulrich getting 76 per cent of the votes in the first district, while in the third Réka Rudolf won with 74 per cent. Szeged is led by the leftist parties, however, the Fidesz candidate came out victorious with 58.95 per cent. Balatonalmádi held mayoral elections, also won by the ruling party. In Eger, Lászlóné Orosz won by 47 per cent. The first district of Szeged has also been won by the Fidesz candidate, Roland Ruzsa with 59 per cent of the votes. In Budapest, the only district won by the left was Újpest.
The Pattern Continues
To conclude, it is fair to assume that since the April elections, the support behind the ruling party has not receded. However, the waning support behind the united left is still falling back. Indeed, the Hungarian left were not helped by their loud political discourse about the war, as well as their demonstrations against taxation law.