Hungary PM Viktor Orban scores a thumping victory

Apr 09, 2018, 7:11 AM EDT
Hungary’s rightwing Prime Minister Viktor Orban planked his election campaign almost exclusively on anti-migration sentiments.
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Hungary’s rightwing Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who planked his election campaign almost exclusively on anti-migration sentiments, has scored a thumping victory in the parliamentary polls with his party set to bag 133 of the 199 seats.

Orban, set for his third consecutive term, has been a fierce critic of the European Union for its policies related to compulsory redistribution of migrants, writes The Guardian.

The victory for the anti-migration leader is a concern for the European Union, which might have its rifts exposed as rightwing fringe parties earn greater acceptance in Central Europe, in Poland and in neighboring Austria, notes Reuters.