Hungary's ruling party loses its 'super-majority' following defeat in bypolls

  • 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.

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