With all votes cast in the April 3 general election counted, the non-final result has been declared in all the 106 individual constituencies. Accordingly, the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance will have a two-thirds majority in Hungary’s new 199-member parliament. Meanwhile, opposition Mi Hazánk on Saturday demanded a recount of votes cast in the April 3 general election, citing a “last minute” withdrawal of a party mandate as the reason for legal remedy.
The Fidesz-KDNP alliance triumphed in 87 constituencies, and the united opposition in 19 ones, National Election Office (NVI) figures show. With their national party lists, Fidesz-KDNP secured 48 mandates, the united opposition 38 and the Mi Hazank Movement six ones. The National Self-government of Germans in Hungary has got a preferential mandate.
The ruling alliance will have altogether 135 seats, the united opposition 57 seats and Mi Hazánk Movement six seats in the new National Assembly.
In the countryside Fidesz-KDNP triumphed in 86 out of 88 constituencies while the united opposition won 17 of the 18 mandates in Budapest.
Meanwhile, Mi Hazánk’s party leader, László Toroczkai, said in a statement that after 99 percent of the votes counted, the party had had seven parliamentary mandates. “As soon as votes from beyond the borders were being counted, however, the percentage result of Mi Hazánk started falling rapidly and the number of fractional votes added to the [ruling] Fidesz party list also increased because of a change in the winner of an individual constituency,” he said.
Mi Hazánk lost its seventh mandate based on only 48 votes going to Fidesz, and thus the ruling party has a secure two-thirds majority in the new parliament,
“Considering that a bag full of partially destroyed voting slips have been found in Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely) clearly showing votes submitted to Mi Hazánk, and the fact that voting slips in Vojvodina were delivered without proof of receipt by activists of VMSZ, a party with close links to Fidesz”, Mi Hazánk refuses to accept the current situation until a review is completed, he said. Toroczkai said
the party would propose recounting the votes and submit a demand for legal remedy.