With the results out and the press conferences over, Index in English is finishing the live coverage of Hungary's European Elections. Here are some of Index's conclusions drawn from tonight:
- Budapest remained in opposition: Fidesz only managed to get 41% of the votes in the capital, which is a slight decrease compared to their results in the 2018 general elections. The DK, MSZP, and Momentum together received more votes in the Budapest than Fidesz.
- DK is the second most powerful party of Hungary: Ferenc Gyurcsány's party finished second nationwide and in all counties.
- Momentum has large support in Budapest: Momentum managed to beat DK and finish second in eight Budapest districts.
- Momentum broke through in the countryside as well: They finished third in eleven counties out of the twenty, and fourth in four counties, but they have managed to perform above the 5% electoral threshold everywhere.
- Jobbik disappeared, but voters didn't move to Mi Hazánk: Jobbik has lost a tremendous amount of support in little over the year - after receiving more than a million votes in 2018, only 220 thousand people voted for them today, but it's hard to tell for which party all those people traded Jobbik - Mi Hazánk, formed by dissenters leaving Jobbik, only received 113 thousand votes. Jobbik was never strong in Budapest, but even sarcastic Two-Tailed Dog Party managed beat them in the capital (Jobbik: 3.18%, Two-Tailed Dog Party: 3.83%)
- The 2010 opposition is gone: Opposition voters do not care for MSZP, LMP, and Jobbik anymore, as together, they barely received 15% of the votes. The sole survivor seems to be former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, who might represent the era before 2010, but his party DK is the real surprise of this election with their 16% result securing four seats in the European Parliament.
- Fidesz is still unbeatable, but they've had better results: The 1.7 million people voting for Fidesz was more than enough for them to win this election, but they've mobilised 2.8 million people for last year's elections - though European Elections generally produce a lower turnout than general elections.