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Fidesz to form new government | Dávid Harangozó

Fidesz to form new government

The Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union, the largest opposition group in the outgoing parliament, scored a landslide victory in the first round of the Hungarian parliamentary elections on April 11th.

Running on a joint ballot with the small party Christian Democrats (KDNP), the center-right Fidesz secured 206 seats in the 386-member national assembly with 52,76% of the votes cast.

Two colleagues of our editorial staff were present in Vörösmarty Square where Fidesz-KDNP celebrated their victory. Look at our photo gallery for the pictures!

The second round will decide whether the conservative party, lead Viktor Orbán, achieves a two-thirds majority that would allow it to make changes to the constitution of the country.

The governing Socialist Party has been voted out of power as it received only 19,3%, securing 28 seats. There will be two new parties in the Hungarian parliament as the right-wing Jobbik party got 16,7% and the group ‘Politics can be different!’ (LMP) received 7,43%, acquiring 26 and 5 parliamentary seats, respectively.

In 119 of the 176 individual constituencies, the Fidesz-KDNP candidate was elected to parliament, with only the other 57 constituencies having a second round vote on April 25. It will also be then that the remaining 64 seats are distributed - from a so-called compensation list - among the four parties surpassing the 5% parliamentary threshold.

Sándor Laczkó

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