Jobbikʼs candidate leads by-elections with 93% of vote counted


With a low turnout, after 99.13% of the votes were counted in the by-elections of Tapolca yesterday, the candidate of Hungaryʼs far-right radical Jobbik was leading with 35.27% of the vote, closely followed by ruling party Fideszʼ candidate with 34.38% and the Socialist and Democratic Coalitionʼs candidate with 26.27%, Hungarian online news portal reported late yesterday.

 Origo, however noted, that despite Jobbik having 261 votes in advance, the votes given by Hungarian citizens abroad could still mathematically change the final result.

Jobbik leader Gábor Vona (pictured) termed the result of the elections as a "historical victory", as the radical partyʼs candidate won for the first time as an individual in an electoral region. Vona said that there is not only a "government changing atmosphere" in Hungary, but there is also a "government changing power." Vona said that "arrogance and corruption fell today [yesterday]" and that Hungarians are "fed up" with the current "system".


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