Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban Declares Victory in National Election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has declared victory for a fourth term in office as early results of the national election suggest his ruling Fidesz party is on the course to win.

According to the Hungarian national elections board on April 3, 75% of the counted votes showed the Fidesz party leading with 135 seats in the 199-member parliament.

Meanwhile, the six-party opposition alliance only had 57 parliamentary seats.

“We have such a victory it can be seen from the moon, but it’s sure that it can be seen from Brussels,” Orban said in a 10-minute victory speech in Budapest.

The final results are expected to come later in the day.

“We will remember this victory until the end of our lives because we had to fight against a huge amount of opponents,” Orban, 58, also said.

Orban called the Hungarian left, the “bureaucrats” in Brussels, and the international media as his “opponents.”

As the election campaign was dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Orban, a long-time Russian ally, also called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as one of his “opponents.”

Hungary is heavily dependent on Russian energy.

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