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Dec 13, 2016

Hungary’s political parties welcome results of Romania’s general election

The ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party received over six percent of the votes to secure seats in the Bucharest parliament

Hungary’s political parties have welcomed the results of Romania’s general election on Sunday, in which the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party received over six percent of the votes to secure seats in the Bucharest parliament.

According to MTI, Jobbik welcomed that “openly anti-Hungarian” parties had not garnered enough votes to clear the parliamentary threshold of five percent.

The opposition Socialists said they trusted that Romania’s Social Democrats, who won the election, “will cooperate with representatives of the Hungarian community”.

The green opposition LMP said it was glad the Hungarian community will continue to be represented in Romania’s national assembly. In a statement, the party welcomed that ethnic Hungarians had demonstrated unity, and urged the incoming deputies to “work for the interests of the Hungarian community with responsibility in a changing political atmosphere in Romania”.