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Hungary prime minister wins 3rd term

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party has won the 2014 elections in Hungary and is close to securing a new two-thirds majority in parliament.

With 76 percent of the votes counted late Sunday night, the National Election Office said Fidesz had secured 135 seats in the 199-seat legislature. Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrats, won 45.1 percent of the list votes, good for 39 seats, as well as 96 of 106 individual constituencies.

A coalition of left-wing groups was projected to have 39 lawmakers, while the far-right Jobbik would likely have 25 seats.

Jobbik received 21.1 percent of the list votes, improving on the 16.7 percent they achieved in 2010.

A small green party may still reach the 5 percent threshold needed to have deputies in the legislature.

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