When István Tarlós approached the microphone at Fidesz's post-election rally, he was greeted with a huge ovation. He thanked those who voted for him and Budapest for the 13 years, "because that was very nice," he thanked Óbuda for the years he spent leading the district "because together it was probably even nicer."
"I need a minute, everybody calm down. The nationwide results are quite nice. Today, Budapest decided this way, they chose Gergely Karácsony. I congratulated him, and wished him good luck" − he said.
These 29-30 years were nice, he said, adding that things like this happen when you're 70. And it will happen again. "Good luck!" − as Tarlós ended his short speech.