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Dialogue for Hungary
Párbeszéd Magyarországért
LeaderGergely Karácsony
Tímea Szabó
SpokespersonRichárd Barabás
Founded17 February 2013
Split fromLMP – Hungary's Green Party
IdeologyGreen politics[1]
Social democracy
Feminism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationUnited for Hungary
European Parliament groupThe Greens–European Free Alliance
Colours  Green
National Assembly
6 / 199
European Parliament
0 / 21
County Assemblies
1 / 381
General Assembly of Budapest
2 / 33
Party flag
Flag of the Dialogue for Hungary.svg
Website
parbeszedmagyarorszagert.hu

Dialogue for Hungary (Hungarian: Párbeszéd Magyarországért, Párbeszéd or PM), also known in its shortened form Dialogue since September 2016, is a green political party in Hungary that was formed in February 2013 by eight MPs who left the Politics Can Be Different (LMP) party.

History

The Dialogue for Hungary party had formed a coalition with the Together 2014 party; together, they won four seats in the national assembly and one seat in the European Parliament. Dialogue for Hungary took one seat from the four in the Hungarian parliament and has one representative in Brussels.

On 24 August 2016, spokesperson Bence Tordai announced that the shortened form of the party's name would change to "Dialogue".[2] In September 2016, the party's logo was changed to Párbeszéd (Dialogue), instead of "PM" by removing the word Hungary.

In the spring of 2018 the party formed an alliance with the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). In the 2019 local elections the party's chairman Gergely Karácsony was elected as Mayor of Budapest.

Symbols

Co-leaders

Term Male co-chair Female co-chair
2013–2014 Benedek Jávor Tímea Szabó
2014– Gergely Karácsony

Election results

For the Hungarian Parliament:

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
20141 Unity
1 / 199
in opposition
20183
682,701
11.91% (#3)
3 / 199
Increase 2 in opposition
20224 part of United for Hungary
6 / 199
Increase 3 in opposition

For the European Parliament:

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/-
20142 168,076 7.25% (#5)
1 / 21
20193 229,551 6.61% (#4)
0 / 21
Decrease 1

1 In an electoral alliance with Together, Hungarian Socialist Party, Democratic Coalition and Hungarian Liberal Party.

2 In an electoral alliance with Together (Együtt). They gained one seat, PM politician Benedek Jávor.

3 In an electoral alliance with Hungarian Socialist Party.

4 As part of United for Hungary.

Further reading

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Hungary". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  2. ^ "A PM-ből kiválik Magyarország". 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2016-08-24.