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Orban wins crushing victory in Hungarian elections

Just hours after the polls closed in Hungary, with about 70-80 percent of the votes counted, Viktor Orban’s party, the Fidesz-KDNP, had won more than 40 percent of the seats in the parliament.

Published: April 10, 2018, 11:15 am

    Budapest

    The number was already projected to translate into at least 133 seats in the final tally which constitutes a two-third majority, to give Fidesz the ability to change the Constitution without the support of other parties.

    Hungary’s basic treaty specifies that they cannot act against the EU, but Orban has now obtained permission from the people of Hungary with a record turnout: 68.13 percent, the highest in decades.

    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has warned the EU meanwhile not to degrade EU-Hungary relations further with EU migration and invented rule-of-law policies. Seehofer said the EU must drop its “arrogance and condescension” towards Hungary.

    Election monitors, including the OSCE, found no problems with the execution of the election in which more than 8.3 million people were registered to vote, despite reports of irregularities voiced by the opposition in the local news media.

    The group’s mission was limited to looking at the technical issues that relate to counting votes and tabulating results.

    Jobbik, the Hungarian Nazi party, with funding from George Soros, had made overtures to Turkey and Muslim voters to try and use that alliance to gain power at home.

    Gabor Vona, the leader of Jobbik, conceded defeat while lamenting the tenor of the election to the New York Times, which he called “the hate campaign” of Orban. Vona complained: “We failed. Fidesz will keep ruling the country.”

    Two weeks to go before the election, thousands of anti-migrant billboards appeared in Hungary using the same photograph as in UKIP’s highly effective “breaking point” poster during the Brexit referendum campaign. The posters featured a long line of migrants, emblazoned with the word STOP.

    European politicians lined up to congratulate Orban, including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders. Manfred Weber, the German leader of the largest party in the European parliament, the European People’s party, of which Fidesz is also a member, cheered the news.

    Fidesz is part of the centre-right grouping in Brussels that includes Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party.

    Even Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, tweeted: “Congratulations to Fidesz and Viktor Orban on winning the elections in Hungary. We look forward to working with our Hungarian friends to further develop our close partnership.”

    Hungary is seen as one of the only friends Britain has left has as it continues with Brexit negotiations.

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