Shock defeat for Hungary's PM Viktor Orbán as EU critic's party loses byelection

Shock defeat for Hungary's PM Viktor Orbán as EU critic's party loses byelection
 

Mr Orbán, known for his anti-establishment and anti-migrant stance, is seeking a third consecutive term on election day on April 8.
Earlier this month he branded the opposition in last night's byelection as “hopeless” and out of touch.
But the independent candidate Peter Marki-Zay, who is backed by the full spectrum of Hungary’s opposition, won the vote in the key constituency of Hódmezővásárhely by a comfortable margin.
Mr Marki-Zay had 57.5% of the votes compared to 41.5% for Mr Orbán’s Fidesz party candidate Zoltan Hegedus after 92% of the votes had been counted.
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26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 30
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