Hungary's Orban set to win third term

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Gabor Vona is the opposition leader seeking to capture the protest vote against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an Euronews report has said.

He has transformed Fidesz from a liberal party formed in the 1980s to a right-wing populist outfit, which has campaigned this election on an anti-immigration platform.

Before the vote, Mr Orban and his Fidesz party were polling at 20 points or more ahead of the far-right Jobbik party and the centre-left Socialists. His critics said his stance has fuelled xenophobia in Hungary. Current PM Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz Party are widely expected to retain their majority for the third consecutive election cycle.

Some experts say there is no alternative to Orban for Hungary's conservative voters.

Pollsters think a high turnout could benefit the opposition.

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Rivals say that leaves open the possibility of an upset and are urging voters to turn out in record numbers.

"As long as the opposition is in a fragmented state. this migrant/refugee campaign is sufficient to keep (Orban's) voting base united, to keep it mobilized", said Balazs Bocskei, political analyst at the Idea Institute, a Budapest think-tank.

Uncertainties about Mr Orban's margin of victory are caused by Hungary's electoral system in which voters cast two ballots, one for an individual candidate in their region and another for a party list.

"We are celebrating democracy and it seems like this feast will be lovely because many of us are taking part", said Gergely Karacsony, the leading candidate of the left-wing Socialist and Dialogue parties.

With strong support heading into today's elections though, the Fidesz Party could gain the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes.

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He remarked, "The Karyakartas are the heart and soul of the Party, whose sweat has taken the Party to new heights. Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to take place in the nation in 2019.

But he added that since all parties, including Fidesz, had mobilized intensively, it did not necessarily mean Orban was threatened with defeat.

After casting his vote in a wealthy district of Budapest, he said he would stand up for Hungary's interests and said Hungary was a loyal member of worldwide organizations.

Clad in a green jacket and white shirt, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona, 39, arrived to vote in the eastern city of Gyongyos, his home town and the district where he is likely to win a seat.

The anti-immigrant campaign has gone down well with around two million core voters of Fidesz.

Asked whether he was fighting the EU he said: "The EU is not in Brussels".

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For rebellions such as refusal to meet EU requirements on accepting mass migration, accusations of violations of university freedom, freedom of assembly and association, social rights, and alleged "everyday corruption", the European Union could stop money going to Hungary, or even insist Hungary repays funds already given.

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