Blow for Orbán as opposition wins Budapest mayoral race

Gergely Karacsony’s victory is one of many defeats across Hungary for Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party

The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected mayor of Budapest, in a blow to nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party.

With 74% of the votes counted in Budapest, Gergely Karacsony was leading Istvan Tarlos by 50.1% to 44.8%. Shortly after, Tarlos, the ruling party incumbent, conceded defeat on Sunday night.

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