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Protesters in Hungary Demand Recount, New Electoral System

Protesters in Hungary Demand Recount, New Electoral System

Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:38 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Hungary are marching in the capital of Budapest to demand a vote recount and a new electoral system.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results showing that Fidesz and its tiny ally the Christian Democratic party getting 134 seats in the 199-seat legislature.

Protesters were marching Saturday from the Opera to Parliament, with shouts of "Vik-tator!" and "Filthy Fidesz!" They are upset that Hungary's electoral rules have given Orban's party such a large majority when it only won around 50 percent of the votes.

Orban, whose campaign focused on the demonization of migrants, has promised "significant changes" in his next government, which could push for a constitutional amendment against migration.

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