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Viktor Orban predicted to win third term in Hungary elections

09 April 2018

Gabor Vona is the opposition leader seeking to capture the protest vote against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an Euronews report has said.

As well as hammering home its anti-immigration message, the government has also pointed to Hungary's solid economic growth, which has brought steadily rising wages, and says this would be at risk in the event of an opposition victory.

According to Orban and his ministers, Hungary will descend into chaos should it become an "immigrant country" like France or Belgium.

Orban, who centered his campaign on his unpleasant anti-migration stance, states it's a "misunderstanding" that his frequently harsh criticism of Brussels was steered at all of this European Union.

"We are convinced that high turnout definitely reflects. that people want a change in government", Socialist spokeswoman Bernadett Budai was quoted as saying by national news agency MTI.

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After casting his vote in a wealthy district of Budapest, Orban said: "From here I will go and take part in mobilizing voters".

With strong support heading into today's elections though, the Fidesz Party could gain the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes.

"People may not even vote for their favourite party or candidate but rather for the one with biggest chance" to defeat Fidesz, said Jobbik leader Gabor Vona.

If Orban wins again, he is expected to continue his economic policies, with income tax cuts and incentives to boost growth.

Over 3.3 million voters had taken part by 1 p.m. (1100 GMT), for a turnout rate of 42.3 percent six hours before the end of voting.

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Analysts say the strong participation could point either to a sweeping win for Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party or a strong showing by splintered opposition groups. A defeat could open the way for a disparate group of opposition parties to roll back some of his self-styled illiberal measures, some of which were modeled on Russian Federation.

"We love our country and we are fighting for our country", Orban said.

Orban and his wife Aniko Levai voted at a polling station in a school in a Budapest suburb.

Asked whether he was fighting the EU he said: "The EU is not in Brussels".

In Hodmezovasarhely, a Fidesz stronghold in southeastern Hungary, voters complaining of graft, cronyism, and intimidation elected an independent in a February mayoral election for the first time in two decades. The EU is in Berlin, in Budapest, in Warsaw, in Prague and in Bucharest. He claims that domestic and European Union funds meant for Hungarian families or the country's 800,000-strong Roma minority will be diverted to migrants, whose presence will weaken Hungary's security and increase its terror risk.

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Viktor Orban predicted to win third term in Hungary elections