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Orban’s Party gets over 49% of votes in Hungary elections

In parliamentary elections held in Hungary, on Sunday, conservative nationalist Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has got 49.2% of votes, with 85 percent of the ballots counted.

Actually, the coalition of Fidesz and Christian-Democratic People’s Party (KNDP) gets 134 seats out of 199 seats in the country’s parliament i.e. two-third of votes in the legislative body. The elections of 2014 brought the coalition 133 votes, according to DW.

In a brief speech to supporters, Orban said: “We have achieved a decisive victory.” The right-wing radical Jobbik party will get 27 seats in the parliament. In 2014, it received 23 seats.

Orban, whom critics blame for authoritarianism, will head the government of Hungary for the fourth time already (the third time in succession). The 54-year-old political has built his career on nationalist rhetoric: he used to frighten voters with large-scale immigration, painting himself as defender of national sovereignty and “Christian Europe.”

The number of eligible voters in Hungary is 8.8 million. The parliament is elected for a four-year term and entitled to adopt constitution, laws, elect the president, approve the prime minister nominated by the president, as well as approve the state budget.

 

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