Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance is expected to be the winner of the European Parliament election, capturing 56 percent of votes cast, according to a phone survey conducted by pro-Fidesz pollster Nézőpont on Sunday.
The survey had the Socialist Party and the Democratic Coalition in a dead heat for second place at 10 percent each, Nézőpont Institute head Ágoston Sámuel Mráz told public current affairs channel M1.
Nationalist Jobbik is expected to perform worse than five years ago, winning just 9 percent, he added.
The survey had the liberal Momentum Movement at 7 percent, while LMP is expected to miss the threshold for European parliamentary representation with 4 percent of the vote.
Mráz hailed Sunday’s high turnout as “historic”.
By 6.30pm on Sunday, 41.74 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots.
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