The “miracle” hoped for by the opposition did not take place. Fidesz, the party of Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, topped the legislative elections held on Sunday. He harvested 55.75% of the votes, according to the first partial official results published by the National Electoral Office (NVI) on the basis of nearly 60% of the ballots. The coalition of six opposition parties is only credited with 32.55% of the vote.
Without further ado, Viktor Orban claimed on Sunday a “exceptional victory” in this ballot. Analysts predicted a closer battle between the outgoing prime minister and his opposition.
The ballot was marked by a turnout of 68.7%, a figure close to the record of four years ago. The full official result will only be known during the week, after the counting of hundreds of thousands of votes from voters from the diaspora as well as expatriates. But Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, is heading unhindered for a fourth consecutive term.