With almost all of the votes counted, Hungary has said “Yes” to four more years for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. His Fidesz party have polled around 45% giving them a projected 133 of the parliament’s 199 seats. He remains undaunted by the surge in support for the anti-EU Jobbik party saying: “The Hungarians said no to leaving the EU, they made it clear that Hungary has its place in the European Union, but only if it has a strong national government.”
The Socialist-led left-wing alliance MSZP polled around 27% giving them a possible 38 seats. Leader Mesterházy Attila said Orban’s victory was not a fair win.
“This Country is not free, because the ruling majority constantly abused power with its two-third majority, and has led Hungary away from the constitutional way of democracy, and the campaign was organised based on this, they formed the new election rules according to this. “
Far-right party, Jobbik, which stands accused of anti-Semitism is projected to get 23 seats. Not content with polling just above 20% up from 15% in the last elections, the leader, Gabor Vona vowed to battle on.
“We will not give up,” he said adding, “we will continue, tomorrow we will dust ourselves off. We will decide and discuss the things we should do in the future, and we will win the election in 2018.”
Jobbik’s result is the strongest for a far-right party in recent EU history, and observers see it as an indication of how similar groups will poll in the European Elections this May.