According to a recent survey, the governing Fidesz-KDNP parties could win up to three-quarters of Hungary’s seats in the European Parliament.
If the European Parliament elections were held this Sunday, Fidesz would win 56 percent of the vote, according to a recent poll by the Nézőpont Institute.
In second place with 14 percent, would be left-liberal Democratic Coalition (DK). Liberal Momentum would get six percent. The nationalist party Mi Hazánk would also receive six percent.
All the other parties – including most parties of the joint opposition coalition for the 2022 general elections – would be below the five percent threshold. Of those, the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party would be the closest to reaching the threshold with its four percent.
Graphics by Nézőpont Intézet
Hungary has 21 seats in the European Parliament, so the five percent threshold is not arbitrary, but self-evident.
For the current, 2019-2024 term, the governing parties have 13 MEPs. 12 Fidesz MEPs are independent, and one MEP from the Christian Democrat KDNP belongs to the EPP group.
DK has four MEPs in the socialist S&D group, of which former socialist MEP István Ujhelyi is also a member. Momentum has two MEPs in the Renew group, and the right-wing Jobbik MEP is independent.
According to the Nézőpont poll, Fidesz-KDNP would win 16 seats today, DK 3, Momentum 1, and Mi Hazánk 1.
Featured photo via Szecsődi Balázs/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda