The results of Sunday’s local elections show that the ruling Fidesz alliance with the Christian Democrats is still Hungary’s strongest force, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at Fidesz’s campaign HQ.
Orbán said the election campaign had been “a tough, big and open political battle” as should be the case in a democracy based on a competition between parties.
He said that for the past nine years, the force representing the governing majority had taken the helm of Budapest.
“We’ll take this into consideration and, in the interests of the country and the people who live in Budapest, are ready to work together,” Orbán said.
Orbán thanked voters in rural Hungary for putting their trust in the ruling party. “They can count on us in the future, too.”