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Semjen hails success of ethnic Hungarians at Ukraine election

Semjen hails success of ethnic Hungarians at Ukraine election

Budapest, October 26 (MTI) – Zsolt Semjen, Hungary’s deputy prime minister, on Monday welcomed “the success of cooperation” within the Hungarian community of Transcarpathia, at Ukraine’s local elections held at the weekend.

Based on preliminary election results, Semjen said that ethnic Hungarian parties KMKSZ and UMDSZ have cleared the 5 percent threshold to delegate representatives to local councils.

Ukraine Hungarians have “understood the message of cooperation”, and those staying in Hungary did not stay away from the vote, Semjen said.

Ukraine’s largest ethnic Hungarian parties have for the first time set up joint lists to send representatives to the Transcarpathia Council as well as to local bodies.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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