Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén congratulated the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ) on behalf of the Hungarian government on its success at the Serbian elections in a post late on Sunday.
According to preliminary results, by winning at least five mandates, VMSZ has retained its own group in Serbia’s parliament. VMSZ had achieved a “great and shining” victory in Serbia’s recent general election, Árpád János Potápi, the prime ministerial state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad, said, adding that VMSZ had become “the most successful ethnic Hungarian party in the Carpathian Basin. VMSZ has proved in the past 32 years that “the Hungarian community must have a single ethnic party” in a given country, Potápi told an event. He highlighted the efforts of VMSZ activists in the election campaign, “reaching out to almost each and every Hungarian” in Vojvodina, adding that the ethnic party had retained its earlier position in Serbia’s parliament. Bálint Pásztor, the acting leader of VMSZ, said his party had garnered 62,000 votes, which translates into six seats in parliament.