“Biggest victory” – Orban’s party clearly wins the parliamentary elections in Hungary
Victor Orban is in power in Hungary. After counting 94 percent of the vote, Fidesz received 53 percent of the vote and the opposition 35 percent. Orban spoke of the success of “you can definitely see it from Brussels.”
IIn Hungary, the right-wing Conservative Fidesz party of Prime Minister Victor Orban won the parliamentary election by a surprisingly clear margin. After counting 94 percent of the vote, Fidesz’s party won 53 percent of the vote, according to the Hungarian election office on Sunday evening. The opposition’s 6-party coalition reached 35 percent. Thus the ruling party retained a two-thirds majority in parliament and Prime Minister Orban is facing a fourth term.
The results are clearer than the polls predicted before the election. Orban could not believe his success. Speaking to his fans in front of the Budapest event venue, which was the venue for the election party, his voice echoed: “We’ve had a great victory – the biggest victory you can see. From the moon, it’s the safest in Brussels.”
Opposition leader Peter Marquez conceded defeat in the evening. I told supporters I would not hide my sadness and disappointment. He accused the ruling party of campaigning “with hatred and lies”. It was an “unequal fight” as he and other opposition politicians were almost banned from the state media.
A broad coalition was formed behind Marki-Zay during the election campaign, from the right-wing Job Party to the Liberals and Greens and Social Democrats. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections until 2010. There were, however Not all delegates Marki-Zay supported him as a candidate of the coalition and without interest.
Not a single leader of the six coalition parties helped the emergence of Margi-Jay on election evening. Instead, the independent conservative and staunch Catholic lined up behind him with his wife and seven children. “We are here, we support everyone, we are on the heels of power,” he said. However, experts announced that his political career was over.
The turnout was 68.7 percent, which is almost identical to the turnout recorded in the 2018 general election. The right-wing extremist party Mi Hazank is expected to perform better than expected and enter parliament for the first time.
In the eyes of his critics, Orban turned the country into an increasingly dictatorial country and implemented electoral reforms in favor of his own party. In addition, most of the media in Hungary are now state-controlled.
Even before the vote, activists warned of significant election fraud. In a process so extraordinary to an EU country, more than 200 international election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observed the election process in Hungary for the first time.
Orban’s Fidesz party ‘destroys’ Hungary
Agnes Kunik, 56, told the AFP she had voted for the opposition. “We want to be in Europe, we want a democratic, just government,” he said. Orban’s Fidesz party “destroyed” Hungary.
The election campaign was recently dominated by the Russian war in Ukraine above all else. Orban, who has long been in the EU for his close ties to the Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin, among others, has officially backed EU action in support of Kiev. During the election campaign, however, he stressed Hungary’s neutral stance on the conflict and, among other things, banned the supply of arms to neighboring Ukraine via Hungarian territory.
In a referendum on Sunday, Orban voted in favor of the controversial LGBTQ Act, which came into force last year. The law prohibits “advertising” for homosexuality and transgender people. Among other things, it aims to prevent children and young people from accessing books and movies on these topics. The EU Commission condemns the law as discriminatory. According to the results of the first part, the referendum failed because not enough valid votes were cast.
Orban, who declared 2014 a “liberal democracy” based on the Russian model, also changed electoral laws to make it harder for political rivals to vote for him. The shape and voting rights of Hungarian constituencies in neighboring countries favor his Fidesz party.
Urban shamelessly embezzled government and state resources for the Fitzgerald campaign. According to election analysts, the Fidesz camp spent eight to ten times as much money on opposition campaigns.
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