Monday, 26 April 2010

Hungarian Election

Final score (nearly)

Results are nearly all in now, following last week's second-tier run-off voting, the (near) final score being:
  • Fidesz ('right-centre') 263 seats
  • Socialists (the former Communists) 59 seats
  • Jobbik (extreme Hungarian) 47 seats
  • LMP (green) 16 seats
Not only does Fidesz have an overall majority and will form the first non-coalition government since the establishment of democratic rule but this majority is so overwhelming (more than two thirds) as to permit changes in the Constitution to be driven through.

The result means that Viktor Orbán serves a second term as Prime Minister.

The rest is detail.

Sparks may be expected when Gabor Vona, head man of Jobbik, attempts to attend new parliament wearing the illegal uniform of the paramilitary Magyar Garda. Otherwise, Hungary's new government now faces the long, hard, political and economic slog of getting the country economically back on its feet. Strong governmental control may be important in taking some drastic economic steps, including in tax, heath and education.

2 comments:

  1. "Strong governmental control may be important in taking some drastic economic steps, including in tax, heath and education."

    How different from our own dear country.

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