Hungary’s Fidesz wins historic two-thirds mandate

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s next prime minister  Viktor Orban said  yesterday voters had carried out a  “revolution” by giving his party two thirds of the seats in  parliament to rebuild Hungary after a near financial collapse.

With nearly all second round votes counted, centre-right  Fidesz had won 263 seats, above the 258 needed for the  two-thirds majority, ousting the Socialists after eight years  and securing a mandate to enact reforms and revive the economy.

“Revolution happened today in the polling booths,” Orban told  some 4,000 cheering supporters in downtown Budapest.

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