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Another two thirds super majority for Fidesz amidst historic turnout

Preliminary election results project a two-thirds Fidesz victory. Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz has a stronger base than ever, while the crisis of the opposition is going to deepen further.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party was re-elected on Sunday for a third successive term with a strong mandate, with preliminary results showing Fidesz gaining a two-thirds majority in parliament.
The entire Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) leadership tendered its resignation. Ákos Hadházy of LMP also tendered his resignation. Gábor Vona, Jobbik's chairman conceded defeat and is going to tender his resignation on Monday to the party's presidium. Péter Juhász announced resignation of entire Együtt leadership.
And here are the preliminary party list results:
FIDESZ 49.51%
JOBBIK: 20%
MSZP-P: 12.00%
LMP: 6.58%
DK: 5.36%

As Fidesz paints the map of Hungary orange (their colour) once again, preliminary results show they will reach the 133 seats in the 199 seat Parliament needed for a constitutional two-thirds majority. They won two-thirds victories at both previous elections, in 2010 and 2014.
Trailing behind are the formerly far-right Jobbik, with 26 projected seats, MSZP-Párbeszéd, with 20, former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition (DK) with 9, and the green party LMP (Politics Can Be Different) with 8. Three remaining parliamentary seats are set to be filled by a member of Együtt (Together), an independent candidate, and the National Self-Government of Germans in Hungary respectively.
Fidesz won 48.51% of the country's national list votes, garnering it 42 seats, and in addition won an astounding 91 of 106 individual districts as well.
The prime minister's party won in most rural constituencies and in provincial towns, while opposition parties took most seats in the capital, Budapest.
Mr Orban's legitimacy on a European level will likely be strengthened, as nationalist parties across the continent take heart from his victory.
There were only three consolation prizes for anti-Fidesz voters: most constituencies in the capital, Budapest, went to opposition candidates. Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's Democratic Coalition made it to the parlament and going to be able to form DK's on parliamentary group (caucus). And thirdly Fidesz have also lost a large part of the youth vote.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2018 06:54

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