Budapest (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of congratulation to Hunor Kelemen, leader of the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party, and to Zsolt Bíró, head of the Hungarian Civic Party (MPP), for their showing in Sunday’s Romanian election.
Citing Orbán’s letter, his press chief Bertalan Havasi said in a statement that the result was a factor of the unity of Romania’s Hungarian community. Cooperation by the two ethnic Hungarian parties served as an example to all Hungarians, he added.
Orbán expressed hope that the elected representatives would live up to the trust that Hungarian voters had invested in them. Forming strong interest representation will help the Hungarian community uphold their rights, the statement said.
Orbán assured the two leaders of the Hungarian government’s willingness to fully support their work in the future, Havasi added.
According to the exit polls, Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party in alliance with the MPP scored over 6 percent in the election, clearing the 5 percent threshold for parliamentary representation.