Monday, 9 April 2018

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins election



Hungary's anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban has won a third consecutive term, according to election office data.
 
Mr Orban's ruling Fidesz party and its small ally the Christian Democrat party are projected to win 133 seats, which would give them a two-thirds majority in the 199-seat Hungarian parliament.
 
 
The 54-year-old said the result meant an "opportunity to defend Hungary", adding that the high voter turnout had "cast aside all doubts".


He declared: "Hungary has won a great victory."


The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party was set to win 19.9% of the votes (26 seats) and its chairman Gabor Vona resigned after the result.


The alliance of the left-wing Socialist and Dialogue parties had 11.8% of the vote, which would give them 20 deputies in parliament.


Two other parties - former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's Democratic Coalition and the green Politics Can Be Different party - were expected to surpass the 5% required for representation in parliament.


Some 98.5% of the votes have been counted and turnout was 68.8%.


Supporters of Fidesz party react after the announcement of the preliminary results of parliamentary election in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018




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