2019 European Parliament election in Hungary

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Hungary on 26 May 2019.

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Polling indicated that Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party would be highly likely to win the election with ultra-nationalist Jobbik and the fragmented centre and left parties far behind.

In March, Fidesz party was suspended by the European Peoples Party (EPP), the parliament's main centre-right grouping, amid concerns that it has violated EU principals on the rule of law. Hungary's foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said Fidesz would rethink its membership to the EPP due to the influence of pro-migration Socialists, liberals and greens, and the EPP striking an alliance with them to reach a majority in the EU parliament.

The ruling Fidesz party won the election as predicted with 52,33% of the vote. The Democratic Coalition came second with 16.26%. The Momentum party was third with 9.92%. The Socialists won 6.68%, while the nationalist Jobbik got 6.44% of votes, both weakening significantly.

Fidesz's future in Brussels remained unclear after the election as it was still suspended from the EPP. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told supporters of his party that he would cooperate with everyone in Europe who wanted to halt immigration.

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Election Results.eu: National results Hungary https://election-results.eu/national-results/hungary/2019-2024/
Wikipedia: 2019 European Parliament election in Hungary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Hungary
Politico: 2019 European elections Hungary https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/hungary/
EurActiv, 23/04/2019: EU elections in Hungary: The Catch ‘19 https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/opinion/eu-elections-in-hungary-the-catch-19/
EurActiv, 02/05/2019: EU country briefing: Hungary https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-hungary/
LSE: Europp Blog, 24/05/2019: European Parliament elections preview: Hungary https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/24/european-parliament-elections-preview-hungary/

Reuters, 23/05/2019: Migration will dictate Hungary ruling party ties to EU centre right - foreign minister https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-election-hungary/migration-will-dictate-hungary-ruling-party-ties-to-eu-centre-right-foreign-minister-idUKKCN1ST1XF
Politico, 24/05/2019: Viktor Orbán: Manfred Weber is ‘weak’ https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-manfred-weber-is-weak-european-election-2019/
Deutsche Welle, 23/05/2019: Hungary's ruling party threatens to leave pro-EU bloc ahead of vote https://p.dw.com/p/3Iz82
Reuters, 26/05/2019: Hungary's Fidesz wins 52% of vote; Orban vows to halt immigration https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-hungary-orban/hungarys-fidesz-wins-52-of-vote-orban-vows-to-halt-immigration-idUSKCN1SW062
France24, 26/05/2019: Big win for Orban's party in Hungary EU vote https://www.france24.com/en/20190526-big-win-orbans-party-hungary-eu-vote
EUObserver, 27/05/2019: Orban scores at home, searches for home in Europe https://euobserver.com/political/145025
EurActiv, 29/05/2019: Salvini and Berlusconi to fight for Orban’s eyes https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/salvini-and-berlusconi-to-fight-for-orbans-eyes/

European Elections.eu: How to Vote in Hungary https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/hungary

ESO Records
Political campaign ahead of 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/political-campaign-ahead-of-2019-european-parliament-elections/
European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-parliament-elections-23-26-may-2019/

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