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Polls envision four-party Parliament

The latest round of polls published by four major polling companies this week suggest four parties are likely to win seats in the Hungarian Parliament in the upcoming general elections, the first round of which will be held this coming Sunday.

Most of the polls show main opposition party Fidesz holding onto a firm and wide lead over its main rival, the governing Socialist Party (MSZP), who are now in tight contest to become the second biggest Parliament party with radical nationalist newcomer Jobbik, trailing now just a few points behind MSZP.

The pollsters agree that Fidesz looks set to win 40%-60% of the votes and that Conservative-turned Liberal party MDF, which formed Hungary's first democratic government after the fall of the Communist regime in 1990, is falling behind or teetering on the 5% threshold it needs to win to get into Parliament.

Meanwhile, Lehet Más a Politika (LMP), a green group that has struggled to gain enough voter backing to run in the elections is gathering popularity in the polls and stands to win up to 7% of the votes. (