In the 5th constituency of Budavár, Budapest’s 1st district, by-elections were held on Sunday, where Fidesz candidate Csilla Fazekas won. As a result, the opposition lost its majority in the district.
“We won with more than 50 percent of the votes,” wrote László Böröcz, Fidesz MP for the district, on his Facebook page. Csilla Fazekas also thanked voters on her social media page after the win.
The district currently has an opposition party mayor in Márta Naszályi V., politician for Dialogue for Hungary (Párbeszéd Magyarországért), who now, together with the local opposition politicians supporting her, is in a minority in the local representative body by 8-7. However, the situation is much more complex since two of the eight MPs in the majority are ex-members of the Jobbik party, which was part of the opposition coalition during the elections, though they previously voted with Fidesz and will probably do so in the future, reports Telex, a Hungarian news site.
The by-election was necessary, because one of the local MPs, Ferenc Gelencsér, gained a mandate in the Hungarian parliament from the left-wing list after the April 3 elections.
Featured photo: Facebook/Fazekas Csilla