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Opposition wins in Budapest, Fidesz in the countryside

Local elections were held in Hungary on Sunday, the opposition alliance was more successful in Budapest but the ruling Fidesz-KDNP won across the country.

Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos has congratulated Gergely Karacsony, the joint opposition candidate for Budapest mayor, on his election victory and wished him the best of luck in his new post. With almost all votes counted, Karacsony got 50.85, Tarlos 44, Robert Puzser 4.4 and Krisztian Berki 0.58 votes.

Fidesz won in 13 of the 23 cities with county rights and gained majority in all of the county councils.

The results of Sunday's local elections show that the ruling Fidesz alliance with the Christian Democrats is still Hungary's strongest force, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at Fidesz's campaign HQ. Orban said the election campaign had been "a tough, big and open political battle" as should be the case in a democracy based on a competition between parties.

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