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Fidesz-KDNP takes 1 more seat in parl't as mail-in votes are counted

Elections

The ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance has taken one more seat in parliament, while the United Opposition has lost a mandate, following a count of mail-in votes, state news wire MTI reports, citing data by the National Election Office (NVI).

NVI started counting the mail-in votes on Sunday, the day of the election, and by Thursday morning had tallied 161,548 valid ones. They included 151,279 for Fidesz-KDNP, 7,006 for United for Hungary and 1,705 for Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland).

The new count gives Fidesz-KDNP 136 of the 199 seats in the Hungarian parliament. The United Opposition has 55 seats and Mi Hazank seven mandates.

Hungarian nationals who do not have a domicile or registered residence in Hungary may mail in their votes.

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