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May 07, 2019

Hungarian government welcomes “sweeping victory” of Croatia’s ethnic Hungarian HMDK party in minority self-government election

In Sunday’s vote, 365 Hungarian representatives were elected to fill posts in 11 counties

The Hungarian government has welcomed the “sweeping victory” of Croatia’s ethnic Hungarian HMDK party in the neighboring country’s minority self-government election held on May 5th.

A joint statement outlines that Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén and Árpád János Potápi, the state secretary for ethnic Hungarian communities abroad, congratulated HMDK leader Róbert Jankovics and party members on their “historic success”.

In Sunday’s vote, 365 Hungarian representatives were elected to fill posts in 11 counties, Jankovics told MTI on Monday.

Semjén and Potápi said in the statement that the outcome of the vote is “a victory” for not only HMDK but the exemplary collaboration of Hungarians in Croatia. It is “a big success for a small community” which can be presented as a model for Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and around the world, they added.