Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Celebrities in the Israel-Gaza crossfire

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Israeli strike takes out Gaza power station

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French newspaper apologises for Sarkozy story

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Last-ditch talks aim to avert Argentina default

Read more

DEBATE

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Read more

FOCUS

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users show solidarity with Iraqi Christians

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world specialist

Read more

  • Deadly shelling strikes Gaza UN school

    Read more

  • Video: Coping with rocket attacks in Israel’s Sderot

    Read more

  • Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

    Read more

  • Scores trapped as landslide hits Indian village

    Read more

  • Dozens killed in stampede at Guinea rap concert

    Read more

  • US and EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions over Ukraine

    Read more

  • 'Compelling' signs Kosovo leaders trafficked organs, prosecutor says

    Read more

  • Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

    Read more

  • Graphic: Ebola spreads across West Africa

    Read more

  • Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda’s gorillas, ex-poachers

    Read more

  • Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as fire rages on

    Read more

  • In pictures: ن - a sign of support for Iraq’s persecuted Christians

    Read more

  • Calls mount to ban France’s ‘violent’ Jewish Defence League

    Read more

  • Venezuela: Hugo Chavez’s ‘little bird’ strikes again

    Read more

Europe

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

Text by News Wires

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

COMMENT(S)