Hungary goes to the polls tomorrow
The Hungarian people will go to the polls tomorrow to determine their new parliamentarians.
In Hungary, with a population of about 9.7 million, 8 million voters will vote to determine new members of the 199-seat National Assembly of Hungary. Voters will be able to vote between 06.00-19.00 local time tomorrow.
A total of 199 seats in the parliament of Hungary are defined according to the narrow zone system won by the most votes of 106 deputies.
In the narrow zone system, the candidate who receives the highest votes in the first round becomes a deputy. The remaining 93 deputies will be determined according to the vote rate from the party list. Voters will be able to choose between 23 parties and 1,500 regional candidates.
Second party in Jobbik surveys
According to public opinion surveys, the election to be held on April 8th is estimated to be the first future by approximately 45 per cent of the current coalition of the Fidesz (Hungarian Citizen Union) and the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) coalition. Hungary’s Jobbik Party, which finished third in the elections in 2014, is expected to be the main opposition party with around 20 percent of the vote.
The Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), which is the main opposition party, is expected to win about 15 percent of the vote in the elections, third in the Democratic Coalition (DK) with 8 percent, and Hungarian Green Party in fifth place with 7 percent. It is expected that the 5 parties to the Hungarian National Assembly with 199 seats will exceed the 5 percent threshold.
The main theme of the election campaign in Hungary is asylum seekers and Islam
Only 0.2 percent of the population is made up of Muslims in Hungary and the main theme of parliamentary elections to be held on weekends is asylum seekers and Islam. In Hungary, many government officials, most notably Prime Minister Viktor Orban, claim that Europe has been invaded by asylum seekers, the churches have been closed, the windows have been opened, and the asylum-seekers have put their own laws in place.
Orban, using such arguments as “asylum-seekers” invaded Europe, “threatened Christian values,” expressed various statements that asylum seekers did not want to admit.