The number of Hungarians with dual citizenship registering for Sunday’s election was much higher than in 2018, Árpád János Potápi, state secretary for ethnic Hungarian communities, told a press conference on Monday.
According to the official figures, 456,129 Hungarians with no permanent residency in Hungary registered to vote, 78,000 more than for the election four years ago, he said. The National Election Office (NVI) has so far received 307,202 votes, 34,653 posted directly, while most came via representative offices in neighbouring countries, he said, adding that the numbers were not final. He added that
the number of mail-in votes were up over 40,000 compared with the 2018 election.
Potápi congratulated István Pásztor, leader of Serbia’s ethnic Hungarian VMSZ party, for its “nice results” in Serbia’s elections held also on Sunday.
Pásztor welcomed the outcome of the Hungarian election, saying the fact that the next government will be formed by the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance was “crucial” for Vojvodina (Délvidék) Hungarians. He said
he “would be surprised if the ruling parties’ support were below 95 percent” in Vojvodina, adding that 20 percent of all mail-in votes by had come from Vojvodina.
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