With almost all of the votes processed, it is now safe to say that Fidesz-KDNP won with a two-thirds majority.
With 95.26% of the votes cast for the national lists processed, four party lists crossed the threshold to enter parliament, according to the National Election Office: 1. FIDESZ-KDNP (53.25%, 2,540,196 votes) 2. DK-JOBBIK-MOMENTUM-MSZP-LMP-PARTY (34.85%, 1,662,502 votes) 3. MI HAZÁNK (6.24 percent, 297,879 votes)
Imre Ritter, who supported Fidesz with his votes in the last cycle, won a seat from the German nationality list. The Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party received more than 3%, so they did not get into parliament, but the party will get state support. György Gattyán’s “Solution Movement” also exceeded 1 percent, which is also below the parliamentary threshold, but the party will not have to repay the campaign support it received. However, György Gődény’s “Normal Party” did not reach 1 percent, so they will repay the state money they received for the campaign.
The final election results are yet to be confirmed, writes Index.
In the countryside, Fidesz won practically everywhere with 86 victories, while the opposition only managed to win seats in Szeged (Sándor Szabó) and Pécs (Tamás Mellár). In all other constituencies, Fidesz won. In Budapest, however, the opposition won all but 2 districts.
“We have won a huge victory,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, President of Fidesz, late on Sunday evening at the Fidesz election watch party in Budapest.
Speaking on stage in front of the Bálna event center shortly before 11 p.m., the prime minister said that „we have won a huge victory, so big that it can be seen from the moon, and most certainly from Brussels.”
He said that the election results were the best when everyone was united against them. On the victory of his party alliance, he said that huge international power centers and organizations had mobilized against them. He told them that every penny they gave to the Hungarian left was a waste of money.
PM Orbán said that „the Hungarian left was the worst investment of Uncle Gyuri’s life. For 12 years, it has simply been collecting money,” the Fidesz president said referring to George Soros’ funding of leftist organizations and opposition parties.
We have not allowed the failed past to return, we have defended Hungary’s independence and freedom, we have defended Hungary’s peace and security, PM Orbán said. He added that he also hoped that they protected their children and our families as well.
The PM stressed that they had never had so many opponents. He listed „the international left all around,” „the Brussels bureaucrats,” „all the money and organizations of the Soros empire,” „the international mainstream media” and „in the end, even the Ukrainian president.”
„We who have won today pledge that for us, Hungary will always come first.” PM Orbán said. “God above us all, Hungary first and foremost, go Hungary, go Hungarians!” the prime minister concluded his speech, and then, together with those present at the podium and the people gathered in front of the event center sang the national Kossuth Song.
Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition’s joint candidate for prime minister, acknowledged Fidesz’s victory. He said at the Városligeti artificial ice rink:
„I’m as broken as everyone else. I don’t want to hide my disappointment, my sadness; we never thought this would be the result.”
Péter Márki-Zay said,
propaganda is what won this election for Fidesz, not honesty and not honor.
A government-initiated four-question referendum on child protection was held in parallel with the parliamentary elections, but the referendum failed to meet the threshold for validity, Index reports.
Valid votes: 3,521,425 (44.46%)
Invalid votes: 1,590,772 (20.08%)
No vote: 2,753,911 (35.46%)
The national referendum is valid if more than half of all voters cast a valid vote and is successful if more than half of the voters who cast a valid vote gave the same answer to the question put.
In the case of the current referendum, the validity threshold was 4,107,652.
Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák