Apr 10, 2018

Some of the biggest surprises in the results of Sunday’s elections

On election day, several individual electoral districts delivered landslide victories to Fidesz while bringing surprising defeats to the opposition. Here’s a short rundown.

Some of the biggest election winners include Fidesz-KDNP’s Péter Ágh from the Sárvár electoral district in Vas county. With nearly all votes counted, Ágh led by an enormous margin of 21,545 votes out of a total of 48 852 ahead of Jobbik’s Kálmán Rába. Attila Barcza in Sopron won by more than 20,000 votes out of a total of 54 390, while Alpár Gyopáros beat his opponent Zoltán Magyar with some 19,000 votes out of a total of 46 613 in the northwestern town of Csorna.

On the other hand, a few leading opposition figures suffered humiliating defeats in the electoral districts where they ran. Most notably, former Jobbik Chairman Gábor Vona, Jobbik Spokesperson Ádám Mirkóczi and Tamás Sneider, vice chairman of the far-right party, all fell short of securing their much anticipated victories. 

In the Szekszárd electoral district, LMP co-chair Ákos Hadházy – who has already resigned from his party position and is currently undergoing internal investigation – lost to Fidesz’ István Horváth by 16 percentage points.