Hungary’s centre-right opposition Fidesz party completed the most emphatic electoral victory since the fall of communism by claiming an unprecedented two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday night and ending eight years of Socialist rule. Fidesz secured 263 of a possible 386 parliamentary seats, with 97 per cent of precincts having reported, according to the election bureau. The Socialists trailed on 59 seats, with the radical nationalist Jobbik gaining 47. LMP, a liberal-green group, picked up 16 and a lone independent candidate also secured a seat.
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Financial Times: Socialists routed by Fidesz in Hungary election
BBC: Landslide victory for Hungary's conservative opposition
Dagens Nyheter: Jordskredsseger för ungerska högern
EU Observer: Fidesz secures supermajority in Hungarian elections
EURActiv: Voters give 'revolutionary' victory to Hungary’s centre-right
Budapest Business Journal: Analysts expect Fidesz to negotiate higher 2010 deficit target with IMF