Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Hunor Kelemen, leader of the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party, and Zsolt Bíró, head of the Hungarian Civic Party (MPP), for their showing in the Romanian election on Sunday.
According to MTI, PM Orbán sent a lengthy letter praising the pair on their success. Press Chief Bertalan Havasi said in a statement that the result was a factor of the unity of Romania’s Hungarian community. Cooperation by the two ethnic Hungarian parties served as an example to all Hungarians, he added.
PM Orbán expressed hope that the elected representatives would live up to the trust that Hungarian voters had invested in them. Forming strong interest representation will help the Hungarian community uphold their rights, the statement said.
The prime minister assured the two leaders of the Hungarian government’s willingness to fully support their work in the future, Havasi added.
According to the exit polls, Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party in alliance with the MPP scored over six percent in the election, clearing the five percent threshold for parliamentary representation.