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Foto: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban walks out of a voting booth during Hungary's local elections in Budapest, Hungary, October 13, 2019.
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Orbán’s Invincibility is Over

Municipal Elections in Hungary

Regional elections were held in Hungary on October 13, 2019. Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party preserved its dominance over regional assemblies as well as most rural towns and villages. Meanwhile, a united opposition managed to take control of 10 of 23 Hungarian cities, including 14 of 23 districts in Budapest – enabling it to determine the capital’s lord mayor. Although these developments mark the end of Orbán’s decade-long invincibility, they do not necessarily pave the way to opposition success in national elections scheduled for 2022.


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