Hungarian president sets parliamentary election for April 6

BUDAPEST Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:30am EST

Hungary's President Janos Ader pauses after signing the guest book at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Hungary's President Janos Ader pauses after signing the guest book at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 17, 2012.

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 6, President Janos Ader announced in a statement on Saturday.

Ader said it was in Hungary's interest to have a new parliament and government as soon as possible.

"It is a rightful expectation of Hungary's citizens that the election campaign should not be longer than necessary and justified," he added.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling center-right Fidesz party has a strong lead in opinion surveys over the leftist opposition.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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