Budapest, November 9 (MTI) – The candidate of radical nationalist Jobbik, David Janiczak, won the repeat ballot for mayor in the city of Ozd in north-eastern Hungary on Sunday, according to results posted online by national election office NVI.
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Janiczak garnered 64.35 percent of the vote, ahead of Pal Furjes, the mayoral candidate of ruling Fidesz, who received 31.82 percent, NVI said with 97 percent of votes counted. The candidate of left opposition Socialists-DK garnered only 3.28 percent of the votes in the once industrial city.
Janiczak also won the October 12 local council election, but Furjes, the former mayor, appealed, arguing that more voting slips were found in the ballot-boxes than the number of people who turned up for the vote. The Debrecen appeals court annulled the results of the election.
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