Hungarian election results: Some comfort for everyone

The Hungarian election has ended in a clear victory for the governing party, Fidesz. But some underlying details provide interesting and important insights. The political analysts at Policy Solutions offer some general observations and then evaluate the outcome from the perspective of individual parties, also reflecting on their reactions.

Though Fidesz was plainly the winner, all parties had some success on Sunday. The left-wing alliance has the chance to regain the majority in Budapest. Jobbik showed that its impressive tally in 2010 did not mark the full extent of potential support for “national radicalism”, while LMP survived despite considerable odds of being relegated to an extra-parliamentary existence without much hope for the future.

Turnout was low and as most analysts predicted, this favoured Fidesz.

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