The Fidesz-KDNP party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has secured 67.84% of the vote in Sunday’s parliamentary election in Hungary, the National Election Office (NVI) has said after counting almost 99% of the ballots.
The results mean that Orban, who pursues anti-immigration policies and maintains close ties with Russia, has secured his fourth term in office. The 58-year-old has remained in the top job in the EU member state since 2010, and was also the PM between 1998 and 2002.
His Fidesz-KDNP party now have 135 out of 199 seats in the new parliament, while the six-party opposition coalition, United for Hungary, will hold 56 seats, after claiming 28.14% of the vote, according to the numbers announced by NVI on Monday. The right-wing Our Homeland party has 7 seats.
The margin with which Orban’s party won exceeded expectation as polls suggested a tight race in the campaign which was overshadowed by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.