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FIDESZ CANDIDATE WINS NE HUNGARY BY-ELECTION

 

Ruling Fidesz candidate Zsófia Koncz has won the by-election in Szerencs, in north-east Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated Koncz on Facebook, who secured her parliamentary seat against László Bíró, a Jobbik politician fielded jointly by the opposition parties.
Jobbik said after the election that Bíró had run an “honest and fair campaign while the lies and defamatory agitation of the government propaganda machine kept [the voters] under constant pressure.”
Fidesz lawmaker Lajos Kósa said the campaign had shown that “the joint left wing … would do anything for money and power,” and that voters “do not want the mixed platter offered by [Democratic Coalition head Ferenc] Gyurcsány.”