Hungary PM Orban hails ‘historic victory’ in election

Budapest (AFP) – Hungary’s firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban claimed a “historic victory” in the country’s key parliamentary election on Sunday, after preliminary results pointed to a commanding lead for his right-wing party.

Addressing flag-waving supporters late on Sunday, Orban said the result gave Hungarians “the opportunity to defend themslves and to defend Hungary”.

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