Hungarian elections: Orbán handsomely re-elected as extremists make gains

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Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán (pictured right) has won another term in office as his centre-right Fidesz party celebrated a landslide victory.

The vote, the first to take place under radically revised election rules, saw Fidesz take two thirds of the seats in Hungary’s parliament, which would allow the party to continue constitutional reforms without other parties’ support.

A Socialist-led ‘Unity’ alliance came a poor second, winning 38 seats in comparison to Fidesz’s 133. ‘Politics Can Be Different’, a green/liberal movement, won five seats.

However, the far-right Jobbik party took 23 seats – more than ten per cent of all the seats in parliament – and will look with confidence to the European Parliament election in less than seven weeks’ time.