The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat party alliance won a two-thirds majority in Hungary’s next parliament, according to the final result of the April 8 general election published in the early hours of Sunday.
Mailed votes counted, Fidesz wins by landslide
An overwhelming majority of voters with no permanent residence in Hungary cast their ballots for the list of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance in last Sunday’s general election, the National Election Office (NVI) said.
More than 378,000 Hungarian citizens living outside of the country’s borders registered for the election, and more than 224,000 cast a valid vote.
Under Hungary’s election law, Hungarian citizens with no permanent residence in the country may cast a single vote for a national party list.
All votes counted
The ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance will have altogether 133 seats in the 199-member National Assembly, followed by the Jobbik with 26 seats and the Socialist-Párbeszéd electoral alliance with 20 seats. The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) will send nine deputies to the parliament, and the green LMP eight. Együtt and the ethnic German minority will be represented by a single lawmaker. An independent candidate has also made it to parliament.
Out of the 106 individual constituencies, 91 were secured by Fidesz-KDNP, eight by the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance and three by DK. Jobbik, LMP, Együtt and an independent candidate each won a single individual constituency.
Ninety-three mandates were distributed among national party lists. Fidesz-KDNP won 42 seats, Jobbik 25, the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance 12, LMP 7, DK 6 and the German minority one.
The election results may still be appealed.
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