Viktor Orban Becomes Prime Minister of Hungary for the Fifth Time

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As expected, the Hungarian parliament has elected current Prime Minister Viktor Orban for a new term.

 

On Monday, 133 MPs from the ruling party Fidesz and the representative of the German minority voted for the right-wing nationalist politician.

27 opposition MPs voted against Orban, while 39 MPs abstained from the vote.

It is the fifth time that 58-year-old Orban has headed a Hungarian government. He held the office from 1998 to 2002 and continuously since 2010. He was sworn in after the vote.

Orban’s Fidesz party had regained a two-thirds constitutional majority in parliament in the elections on April 3.

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