“War and peace is at stake in the election,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told reporters after he had cast his ballot in the national election in Budapest’s 12th district on Sunday morning.
Orbán, the head of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, was accompanied by Anikó Lévai, his wife, and said in his answer to a question that the war between Russia and Ukraine was going to be protracted, and it was “easy to get drifted in”. “The war is in the neighbourhood, between too large countries, and we must stay out of it,” he said.
Orbán said he was convinced that their adversaries “do not feel the gravity or seriousness” of the situation and could “take steps that could involve Hungary in the conflict”.
“This would be tragic for Hungary,” Orbán said, adding that Fidesz aimed “to prevent that”.
The joint opposition’s PM candidate, Péter Márki-Zay said that he and his family will only vote after mass – blikk.hu said.
By 9am on Sunday,
10.31 percent of Hungary’s voters, 793,219 people had cast their ballots in the national election,
according to figures from the National Election Office (NVI) – MTI reported. Turnout at 9am was highest (11.43pc) in Békés County, in south-east Hungary, and lowest (8.78pc) in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, in the north-east. Turnout in Budapest was 9.61 percent. Turnout at the last national election was 13.17 percent, following 9.50 percent in 2014.
As MTI reported, By 9am on Sunday,
10.17 percent of Hungary’s voters, 782,472 people, had cast their ballots in the referendum concerning Hungary’s child-protection law,
according to figures from the National Election Office (NVI). Turnout at 9am was highest (11.27pc) in Békés County, in south-east Hungary, and lowest (8.71pc) in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, in the north-east. Turnout in Budapest was 9.5 percent.
Source: MTI, blikk.hu