Hungary opposition delivers blow to PM Orban in town vote
Hungary's ruling conservative Fidesz party has suffered a shock defeat in a mayoral election seen as a popularity test for Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The southern town of Hodmezovasarhely was considered a Fidesz stronghold.
Peter Marki-Zay won with the backing of all main opposition parties. He got 57.5%, against 41.5% for Fidesz.
Hungary will hold national elections on 8 April, with Mr Orban seeking a third consecutive term. This setback for him is seen as nationally significant.
For years Fidesz has benefited from the fragmentation of opposition parties.
Mr Marki-Zay said the... read more
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