Hungary’s next parliament will have “very strong legitimacy”, ruling Fidesz parliamentary leader Gergely Gulyás said, commenting on the high turnout on election day, but he ruled out the possibility that Fidesz would receive enough votes for a two-thirds majority.
Answering journalist questions, Gulyás expressed hope that Fidesz could reach the 100-seat threshold in the 199-seat parliament with which it can form a stable government. “Anything beyond that is a bonus,” he said.
Asked about the possibility of Fidesz having to form a coalition government, Gulyás said Fidesz had “no reason” to discuss the possibility and trusted that the election would have a “clear” outcome.
He repeated his stance that a two-thirds majority was “way beyond the reaches of reality” for Fidesz.
Asked about the high turnout, Gulyás said: “I don’t think that the fact that more people voted would hurt our chances.”
“I am very glad that so many voters have turned up to cast their ballot. This means that Hungary’s democracy is strong and its citizens wanted to decide their future,” he said.
Gulyás said there was a good chance the election would produce the highest turnout since Hungary’s transition to democracy in 1989-1990.
“This is victory for Hungarian democracy,” he said.
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