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Polls open in Hungarian elections, right wing set to make gains

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Latest update : 2010-04-11

Hungarians go to the polls Sunday in parliamentary elections that opinion polls predict will be a defeat for the ruling socialists, with the right wing Fidesz party and the far-right Jobbik parties forecast to make strong gains.

AFP - Polls opened in Hungary on Sunday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) in the first round of general elections set to elect a new parliament of 386 seats.

Some 8.3 million voters will cast their ballots in the 11,000 polling stations which will be open until 7:00 pm (1700 GMT) and the first results will be available two hours later.

All polls predict a stunning victory of the right-wing opposition party Fidesz after eight years of Socialist governance.

A new political power is to enter parliament, namely the far-right Jobbik party, reaching between 13 and 20 percent, the polls showed.

The parliament is elected for four years.

The second round of the elections will be on April 25.

Date created : 2010-04-11

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