Hungary, Viktor Orban wins the election with almost 50% of votes

Hungary, Viktor Orban wins the election with almost 50% of votes

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In terms of seats, the Prime Minister has obtained an absolute majority, in a decisive mandate for the next government

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With 98 percent of votes counted, Viktor Orban has done it. The popular, charismatic national conservative and Hungarian sovereigntist Prime Minister has a two-thirds majority, having gained 48.9 percent of the Magyar vote in the legislative elections of April 8. In terms of seats, he has an absolute majority. “We created the opportunity to defend Hungary. A great battle is behind us. We have achieved a decisive victory,” he said in a speech shortly after the result. The remaining votes were divided among the other political forces. Second place went to Jobbik, dropping two points since early March to 15 percent. Third came the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), whose share also fell, to 10 percent. Then, in descending order, the liberal left, Green liberals, Conservative liberals, Dialogue for Hungary in an alliance with the Socialists, and the Two-tailed Dog Party, all with between 8 and 1 percent.

 

 

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