April 8, 2018 / 10:01 PM / in 7 months

Hungary PM Orban declares election victory

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

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.

“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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