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The Hungarian Election: Viktor Orbán’s Crushing Victory Over Globalism

What a night. Yesterday, the Hungarian people chose to stand against time and handed Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party a fourth term (third consecutive term) in office. Not only did the Fidesz-KDNP alliance win a commanding majority, preliminary results suggest that they will have the coveted two-thirds majority that will allow them to amend the constitution and other major laws. There are still over 100,000 votes from the Hungarian diaspora to be counted, so the final vote tally won’t be known until this weekend.

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Leftists both in Hungary and without prayed that Fidesz would lose seats, that the opposition would be able to take control and return the country to the “proper” path, the path of multiculturalism, poz, and death. Instead, Orbán has a clear and unambiguous mandate to continue building his “illiberal democracy,” further smashing the left and keeping Muslim rapists out of his country.

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According to the Hungarian election office, the Fidesz-KDNP alliance has won 133 seats (out of a total of 199 seats): 91 constituency seats and 42 party list seats. This is the same number they won in 2014. Despite predictions of voter fatigue leading to gains for the opposition, Fidesz actually increased its percentage of the vote from 44.87 percent to 48.64 percent, a hair shy of a majority and far more than the leftist leaders of supposedly “more democratic” Western countries. For example, Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU alliance got only 32.9 percent of the vote in the last German election.

Not only that, the Magyarországi Németek Országos Önkormányzata (National Self-Government of Germans in Hungary, or MNOÖ), the national organization of Hungary’s German minority, has won a seat for the first time. MNOÖ’s representative, Imre Ritter, is a former member of Fidesz and has pledged to support the government, further adding to their supermajority.

The opposition, on the other hand, has been totally routed:

  • The Hungarian left has been completely crushed: the largest coalition, the MSZP-Párbeszéd alliance, won only 20 seats (eight constituency, twelve list), down from 30 (29 MSZP, one Párbeszéd) in 2014, and only 12.32 percent of the vote.
  • Ferenc Gyurcsány’s DK has been humiliated, winning only nine seats (three constituency, six list), up from four in 2014, and 5.57 percent of the vote. Given how perilously close they are to the five percent threshold, once the diaspora votes (which are expected to go overwhelmingly for Fidesz) are counted, DK may slip below it and lose all its list seats.
  • LMP won eight seats (one constituency, seven list), up from five in 2014, and 6.91 percent of the vote (up from 5.34 percent in 2014). Leader Bernadett Szél was defeated in her constituency seat of Budakeszi, winning only 43.33 percent to 44.51 percent for the Fidesz-KDNP candidate.
  • Momentum, the fake “Hungarian Spring” SJW agitator party I warned about, went over with the voters about as well as I said it would, winning a paltry 2.83 percent of the vote and no seats.
  • Együtt, the attention whore liberal party, has been totally shellacked, winning one seat (a constituency seat, down from three total in 2014) and a pathetic 0.64 percent of the vote, lower than the Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party, a literal joke party whose platform promised free beer for everyone and who had a candidate who campaigned in a chicken suit. Együtt’s vote was so low that their sole parliamentarian will be seated as an independent (having failed to meet the threshold to be recognized as an official party), and they will also have to pay back 150,000,000 Ft ($600,000) in public election funding.
  • Jobbik has emerged as the largest opposition party not due to any genius on their part, but thanks to the total collapse of the left. The party won only 26 seats (one constituency, 25 list), up from 23 in 2014, and got only 19.44 percent of the vote (a decrease from the 20.22 percent they got in 2014). Like Szél, Jobbik leader Gábor Vona failed to win a constituency seat, losing to the Fidesz-KDNP candidate. Cucking to the left got Jobbik absolutely nothing.
  • All the leftists who hallucinated about the opposition defeating Fidesz if they came together have been proven wrong. The parties that formed the Összefogás (Unity) alliance in 2014 (MSZP, DK, Együtt, and Párbeszéd) only got 19.62 percent of the vote this time around, down from 25.57 percent. Even if LMP (which did not participate in the Unity alliance) and Momentum (which was formed last year) were added, that only brings the left parties to 29.39 percent. Hungarians have decisively and clearly rejected the left.

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The constituency maps show a clear divide between Budapest and the rest of the country. Fidesz won only six of Budapest’s eighteen seats, down from ten in 2014, thanks to tactical voting by the leftist opposition. For example, in Budapest’s fifth electoral district (where I live), DK’s Lajos Olah defeated Fidesz’s István Bajkai 46.12 percent to 37.13 percent, aided by MSZP-Párbeszéd and Momentum withdrawing their candidates and endorsing Olah. Similarly, LMP’s and Együtt’s sole constituency victories (in Budapest’s first and 17th electoral districts, respectively) came from the other left-wing parties withdrawing their candidates.

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At the same time, Fidesz all-but swept the country outside of Budapest. Of the 88 other constituencies in Hungary, they won 85. They lost Szeged’s first district to MSZP-Párbeszéd; not surprising since Szeged is the left’s main stronghold outside of Budapest. Fidesz also lost Dunaújváros to Jobbik and Pécs’ first district to left-wing independent Tamás Mellár, in both cases due to tactical voting: MSZP-Párbeszéd didn’t run candidates in either district and DK didn’t run a candidate in the latter.

However, Fidesz was able to unseat MSZP’s László Varga in Miskolc’s second district, which used to be a stronghold for the left. The party also won back Veszprém from left-leaning independent Zoltán Kész, who had won it in a 2015 by-election. Despite MSZP-Párbeszéd and DK not running candidates in the district, Kész was defeated by nearly nineteen points.

Most hilariously, Hódmezővásárhely reelected Fidesz minister János Lázár—the guy who did a video lamenting how Vienna has been taken over by non-white migrants—in a landslide. Two months ago, when the international fake news media tried to convince everyone that Fidesz’s loss in the Hódmezővásárhely mayoral election was an ill omen for Viktor Orbán, I said that it would have no bearing on Fidesz’s reelection chances. I was right: Lázár won reelection with an outright majority of the vote, besting his closest competitor, Jobbik’s Attila Kiss, by over sixteen points.

Turnout in the Hungarian election was record-breaking: while final figures have not yet been released, roughly 68 percent of eligible voters had voted by 6:30 pm yesterday (a half-hour before polls closed), the highest turnout since 2002. While the left thought that would be good for the opposition, higher turnout was primarily concentrated in rural areas, which benefited Fidesz and Jobbik. Indeed, left-leaning precincts in Budapest actually recorded a drop in voter turnout compared to 2014. In my district, the most leftist one in Hungary, Lajos Olah won with a smaller percentage of the vote compared to four years ago: he was the only left-winger to win an outright majority that year.

The weather was also unusually good: it was 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in Budapest yesterday. Good weather usually provides a boost to parties who draw their support from rural areas, where voters have to travel longer distances in order to cast their ballots. This is old wisdom from New York state politics; if weather is bad on Election Day, it’s good for the Democrats, since Republican voters in rural areas have a harder time getting to the polls.

The leftist opposition had hoped that the large number of undecided voters recorded by polling firms would be bad for Fidesz, assuming that the reason they weren’t declaring who they would vote for was because they were afraid of reprisals from the government. Instead, it looks like the opposite: the undecided voters didn’t want to declare their support for Fidesz because they were afraid of being castigated as “racist” or “fascist.”

Many undecided voters also likely broke for Viktor Orbán due to the migrant crisis and the economy. Fidesz cast itself as the only party capable of holding back the non-white tide, and despite their claims to the contrary, Hungarians know that the left-wing parties would open the floodgates to Muslim migration, given how servile they were to the E.U. when they were in power from 2002 to 2010. The fact that Jobbik—a credibly anti-immigrant party—also came in second place means that nearly three out of four Hungarian voters support parties that are against immigration, multiculturalism, and globalism.

Additionally, Hungary’s economy has recovered from the recession ten years ago and is growing by leaps and bounds, with unemployment at record lows. Why rock the boat by voting for the opposition, particularly when their program basically boils down to “Viktor Orbán is a big meanie?”

The fact that the opposition is now unraveling in the wake of Orbán’s crushing victory shows how weak they are and how ill-suited they are to running the country. Jobbik’s Gábor Vona announced his resignation last night while fighting back tears, the entirety of MSZP’s and Együtt’s leadership has quit, and it is likely that Együtt will formally disband in the coming days. LMP co-leader Ákos Hadházy has also resigned. Ferenc Gyurcsány has notably refused to resign despite a strong likelihood that most of his party will be ejected from parliament, and befitting his role as the Hungarian Hillary Clinton, he’s accusing Orbán of stealing the election.

With a supermajority mandate, Viktor Orbán now has the power he needs to eliminate the left from Hungary once and for all. His “Stop Soros” bill, designed to clamp down on pro-migrant NGOs, will likely be passed into law next month, and Central European University is already making plans to flee to Austria. The E.U. and the international left will no doubt try to undermine Orbán by claiming that the election was “stolen,” that the Russians were somehow involved, and that Hungary should have its E.U. development funds cut because it won’t allow Muslim rapists in. Loathsome hazaárulós such as the faux Magyar Christopher Adam, the senile old hag Eva Balogh, and the Jewish typist Lili Bayer are on suicide watch, crying about the “end” of Hungarian democracy.

Orbán must keep his eye on the ball. With most of the left parties melting down, it is likely that he will face a unified left-wing front in the next election. MSZP, DK, and Együtt have been totally discredited, as they are old guard leftist parties run by ex-communist apparatchiks. Leftist voters will start to consolidate around one of the remaining parties; likely LMP, Jobbik, or Momentum, given that they have no connection to the leftist parties of the past.

Viktor Orbán and Fidesz must show no mercy. The Hungarian left and the forces of globalism are retreating from the battlefield so they can regroup. Fidesz must send their partisans to hunt down every last one and strip them of their power. It was in Hungary that the nationalist revolt began in the Western world, and it is in Hungary that it still burns brightest. Every action Orbán takes is an inspiration to patriots across not only Europe, but in America as well.

Glory to Hungary!

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