EP, Muni Council Election Results

Elections

Hungarians cast their ballots in European Parliament and local council elections on Sunday.

With 99.95% of ballots counted in the EP elections, results released by the National Election Office (NVI) early Monday show governing Fidesz-KDNP won eleven mandates, while newcomers Tisza took seven. Fidesz-KDNP took 44.61% of the vote, while Tisza garnered 29.69%, news agency MTI reports.

MSZP-DK-Párbeszéd won two EP mandates, taking 8.1% of the vote, and Mi Hazánk came away with a single mandate, taking 6.76% of the vote.

Parties that ran but failed to get enough votes to make it past 5% threshold for the allocation of seats included Momentum, MKKP, Jobbik, and LMP.

With 99.99% of ballots processed in mayoral races in municipal council elections, results from county seats and cities with populations over 50,000 showed Fidesz-KDNP won in 14 races, while opposition parties won in six and independents won in five.

In the capital, the results show a narrow win in the race for lord mayor by incumbent Gergely Karácsony, with 47.53% of the vote, over Dávid Vitézy, with 47.49%. In the early hours of Monday, Vitézy said that he expects a recount to happen due to both the slim margin between the two candidates and the high number of invalid votes.

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