(MTI) – The municipal election committee (FVB) on Monday reversed a decision by the election committee of Budapest’s district 15, which had suspected election fraud and ordered to hold a repeat ballot on Nov. 9.
In its non-binding decision, FVB established that the evidence provided did not support allegations that the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) had mislead voters by presenting his candidate Laszlo Hajdu as being a candidate of the other opposition parties, too.
The ruling, adopted with 8 votes for and one against, is appealable for 3 days.
Hajdu won the election with 43.89 percent of local votes cast while his Fidesz-Christian Democrat contender Gabor Pinter garnered 41.02 percent.
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