April 11, 2010 / 8:56 PM / 9 years ago

Hungary's Fidesz wins election with strong mandate

BUDAPEST, April 11 (Reuters) - Hungary’s centre-right Fidesz party secured 206 out of 386 parliamentary seats in the first round of elections on Sunday, ousting the Socialists after eight years, preliminary results showed.

The National Election Committee said on its website that based on individual constituencies and party list votes, the Socialists gained 28 seats, ahead of the far-right Jobbik party which had 26 seats in the first round.

The results are from 99.2 percent of votes counted.

Green liberal LMP is the fourth party which passed the threshold to get into parliament, and secured 5 seats.

The remaining 121 seats will be decided in the second round on April 25. (Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Alison Williams)

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