Hungary election result
April 9, 2018 -- Prime Minister Viktor Orban has won a third straight term in power after his ruling anti-immigration Fidesz party secured a crushing parliamentary majority, granting him two-thirds of the seats.
“We want to call out what’s ailing this continent,” Orban told Echo TV after claiming victory in Sunday’s election. “We don’t want to go against Europe and the EU; we want Europe and the EU to be strong and successful. But before that, we need to be honest about what’s hurting us.”
Chairman of the nationalist Jobbik party, Gabor Vona, stood down on Sunday night after coming second with just 20 percent of the vote. Socialist Party President Gyula Molnar also resigned after taking only 12.2 percent of the vote.
Orban’s strong Eurosceptic and anti-immigration stance has made him a role model for anti-establishment parties from Italy to Poland.