01:10 - Fidesz wins fourth consecutive term
Hungary's Fidesz-led alliance won a fourth successive term in Sunday's election amid a high turnout of 69.49 percent, and was on course to win 135 seats in the 199-seat parliament, keeping its two-thirds majority.
22:55 - Kovács confident ahead of final result
Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communications and Relations, said the ruling party is extremely confident about the result of the election.
According to MTI, Kovács stressed that it was a very serious contest, with an unseen number of parties and political forces taking part in the fight in Hungary. He thanked everyone for voting, stressing that democracy has not weakened but strengthened in the past 12 years. "It is very encouraging to see on the map that the mandate - which we have already received three times from the Hungarian people - promises to be very strong for the future," he said.
22:50 - PM Orbán thanks supporters
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appeared in front of the Fidesz election hub at the Balna in Budapest. The prime minister said: "The whole world has seen that Hungarians love their country God above us all, Hungary above all - go Hungary, go Hungarians!"
"We did not let the failed past return, we defended Hungary's independence and freedom, peace and security, and we protected our children and families," the prime minister added.
22:25 - Fidesz in the lead
According to the latest NVI results:
- Fidesz-KDNP has the lead with 55.16 percent of the votes.
- United for Hungary is second with 33.09 percent of the votes.
- Our Home is in third place with 6.45 percent of the votes.
The parliamentary seat estimate:
- Fidesz-KDNP: 134 seats.
- United for Hungary: 58 seats.
- Our Home: 7 seats.
21:40 - 134 seats predicted for Fidesz
According to results published by the National Election Office (NVI), with 36.32 percent of the votes counted, parliamentary seat allocation stands at:
- Fidesz-KDNP: 134 seats.
- United for Hungary: 57 seats.
- Our Home: 8 seats.
21:27 - Lázár is currently leading against Márki-Zay
János Lázár is currently leading the race against Péter Márki-Zay in Csongrád-Csanád County's 4th electoral district, with 51.83 percent of the votes. Márki-Zay has so far received 40.02 percent, with 62.39 percent of the votes counted.
21:25 - Early NVI results
NVI reveals results after 23.03 percent of party-list votes processed:
- Fidesz-KDNP leads with 59.99 percent of the votes.
- United for Hungary is in second place with 28.89 percent of the votes.
- Our Home is in third place with 6.58 percent of the votes.
21:20 - Another two-thirds majority?
With a little over one eighth of the votes counted, according to current projections, Fidesz-KDNP would secure a fourth consecutive two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliament. Mi Hazánk (Our Home) is predicted to pass the 5 percent threshold to make it into parliament.
21:10 - First results are in
With 16.76 percent of the party-list ballots processed:
- Fidesz-KDNP leads with 61.93 percent of the vote.
- United for Hungary is in second place with 27.06 percent of the vote.
- Our Home (Mi Hazánk) is in third place with 6.61 percent of the vote.
20:20 - Referendum turnout reaches 67.06%
According to NVI, 67.06 percent of those eligible to vote in the national child protection referendum cast their ballot by 18:30.
20:14 - First preliminary results to be published once the last polling stations close
According to Hungarian election law, no preliminary results should be published before the last polling stations close. Stay tuned for the first results, they can be expected soon!