Hungary's ruling party loses its 'super-majority' following defeat in bypolls
February 23 , 2015
Fidesz, Hungary’s ruling right-wing party, has lost its “super-majority” in parliament following a by-poll defeat, reports said.
The party lost a seat in Veszprem city to an independent candidate in the by-election on February 22, and it does not enjoy a two-thirds majority any more.
The two-thirds majority had made it easier for prime minister Viktor Orban to approve a new constitution and pass other laws - some of them controversial.
Fidesz and its junior allies had been enjoying a “super-majority” since 2010.