Hungarian farmers clearly voted for the successes of recent years, solidarity, and consistent and continued rural support in the election of county delegates for the National Agriculture Chamber (NAK), the farm ministry said on Saturday.
Preliminary results of Friday’s election indicate that the government-backed farmers’ association Magosz won with 88 percent of the vote, while MOSZ, the association backed by the leftist parties, suffered a serious defeat, the ministry said in a statement.
Magosz’s convincing victory proves the organisation has put together an effective and professional system of interest representation over the past five years, the ministry said. This system has been successful in representing the interests of farmers and is capable of working together with various players in Hungary’s agriculture sector, including the ministry, the statement added.
The ministry said that its collaboration with the agriculture chamber and Magosz had contributed greatly to Hungary having one of the fastest-growing agriculture sectors in the European Union.
Productivity and employment in the sector are on the rise, it added.
The National Chamber Election Committee is expected to announce the official results of the election on Monday.
The inaugural county delegate assemblies are scheduled to be held between November 23 and 25, when the county delegates will elect the national delegates and county officials.