May 29, 2010 / 9:38 AM / 9 years ago

Hungary's new PM Orban wins parliament backing

BUDAPEST, May 29 (Reuters) - Hungary’s new prime minister, Viktor Orban, won parliamentary approval for his centre-right government and programme on Saturday, clearing the way for planned measures to kick-start the ailing economy.

Orban, whose Fidesz party won elections by a landslide last month, was supported by 261 lawmakers while 107 MPs voted against him. Eighteen lawmakers did not take part in the vote.

Reporting by Gergely Szakacs, editing by Tim Pearce

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