The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest. (© picture alliance/ Kalka)

  Hungarian parliamentary elections 2022

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In the Hungarian parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party, which has been in power since 2010, has once again won a two-thirds majority. The broad opposition alliance behind opposition candidate Péter Márki-Zay was unable to achieve a breakthrough. Commentators assess the outcome in a European context.

Hungary will elect a new parliament on Sunday. Opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay will face Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has been in power since 2010. Until the war, Orbán was considered a close ally of Putin's. He agreed to sanctions against Russia but blocked arms deliveries to Ukraine across the Hungarian border. Europe's press sees various scenarios for the future.

Hungary will elect a new parliament in April. For the first time in years, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose party Fidesz has ruled with a two-thirds majority since 2010, has reason to worry that he may not win. The long-divided opposition has united and its candidate Péter Márki-Zay is neck and neck with Orbán in the polls. But a change of power requires more than just votes, commentators point out.

The people of Hungary elect a new parliament 3 April. The election campaign officially begins on 12 February, but the political parties and the public have been in campaign mode for some time now. The country's commentators take a dim view of this state of affairs.