Hungary opposition leader admits defeat in Sunday's election

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Opposition candidate for prime minister Peter Marki-Zay addresses supporters after the announcement of the partial results of the parliamentary election, at the City Park Ice Rink in Budapest, Hungary, April 3, 2022. REUTERS/Monus Marton

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BUDAPEST, April 3 (Reuters) - Hungarian opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay admitted defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections in which Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party was on track for its fourth successive landslide victory.

Preliminary results showed Orban's Fidesz controlling 135 seats in the 199-member parliament, while the united opposition alliance had 57 seats with over 80% of votes counted.

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Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs

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