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The Hungarian government has welcomed the “sweeping victory” of Croatia’s ethnic Hungarian HMDK party in the neighboring country’s minority self-government election held on May 5.

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén and Árpád János Potápi, the state secretary for ethnic Hungarian communities abroad, congratulated HMDK leader Róbert Jankovics and party members on their “historic success”, in a joint statement released on Tuesday.

In Sunday’s vote a total of 365 Hungarian representatives were elected to fill posts in 11 counties, Jankovics told MTI on Monday.

The outcome of the vote is “a victory” for not only HMDK but the exemplary collaboration of Hungarians in Croatia, they said.

It is “a big success for a small community” which can be presented as a model for Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and around the world, Semjén and Potápi said.

Source: MTI

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