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Orban re-elected Hungary's PM amidst protests
16:45, 10 May 2018

Orban re-elected Hungary's PM amidst protests

Thousands of activists opposed Orban's re-election near the parliament's building in Budapest

16:45, 10 May 2018

Reuters

Hungary's political party Fidesz, led by Viktor Orban gained most of the seats in the parliament, and he himself was re-elected Prime Minister for the third time. 

According to Reuters, the voting in the Hungarian Parliament took place amidst the street protests in Budapest, as several thousand people opposed Orban's re-election earlier this week, on May 8.

Fidesz claimed 133 of 199 seats, which let them the right to change the country's constitution. Orban already said he did not plan for his country to enter the Eurozone; however, Hungary still remains the EU member country. 

The protesters outside the Parliament claimed that Orban and Fidesz manipulated the results of the parliamentary election, saying they 'would not let Orban's corrupt system deprive us of our freedom, EU subsidies or our place in Europe'. 

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