The results of the elections are in a nutshell:
- It’s a huge, huge centre-of-right victory! After four years in government, Fidesz–KDNP seems to have been able to retain even the supermajority! This still hangs in the balance though because of two constituencies where the votes are very close to each other.
- The postcommunist left-liberal “Change of Government” coalition (MSZP, Együtt, PM, DK, Liberals) came in second and they managed to win in ten individual constituencies. Apart from a single election district in the city of Szeged, all of these are on the Pest side of Budapest.
- Radical right-wing Jobbik came in third and relatively close to the postcommunist alliance. Undoubtedly Jobbik forms a third political centre now.
- Green-liberal LMP managed to sneak into the Parliament with a 5.2 percent result.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, seemingly quite moved, thanked everybody who voted and especially those voters who supported his party. He said that they worked hard for this result and God will decide if they are worthy of it. He emphasized that today Hungarians are the most united nation in Europe. Referring to the postcommunist opposition, he said that Hungary rejected hatred and, hinting at Jobbik’s rhetoric, he said Hungary also rejected leaving the European Union.
MSZP chairman Mesterházy refused to congratulate PM Orbán to his victory because “the electoral system was flawed and strongly biased” and he was talking about “Fidesz-dictatorship”, an “illegitimate regime”, etc. Let’s note that he said they’d get a supermajority, under the very same rules and these circumstances, a few months ago…
Ex MSZP PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leader of the extremist left-liberal party “Democratic Coalition“, said “Hungarian voters were plain wrong” and he pledged they’d get into power sooner than 2018. He offered no congratulation to PM Orbán, “of course”.
Ex-MSZP PM Gordon Bajnai , the leader of Együtt-PM, was also whining about the electoral system. He also refused to congratulate PM Orbán.
Jobbik chairman Gábor Vona congratulated PM Orbán and pledged they’d win the next elections.
I say those losers who were unable to offer the basic courtesy of congratulating the re-elected prime minister are very obviously (pathetic) losers in the other sense of the word, too.