April 8, 2018 / 10:01 PM / in 3 months

Hungary PM Orban declares election victory

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory after preliminary results from Sunday’s election showed voters handing him a third successive term in power and a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses the supporters after the announcement of the partial results of parliamentary election in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“We have won,” Orban told a crowd of cheering supporters. “Hungary has won a great victory.”

He added: “High turnout has cast aside all doubts.”

Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than; editing by Andrew Roche

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