RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 3 April 2000
HUNGARIAN BY-ELECTIONS TO BE REPEATED IN TWO WEEKS. Two
parliamentary by-elections will have to be repeated on 16
April. In Szekesfehervar on 2 April, only 28 percent of
eligible voters turned out. The opposition Socialist Party
candidate Albert Molnar garnered 40.8 percent of the vote,
followed by Peter Miko, the joint candidate of the FIDESZ,
the Independent Smallholders and the Christian Democratic
Federation. The same day in Fehergyarmat, turnout was over 50
percent, but none of the candidates received more than half
of the votes. FIDESZ-Smallholder candidate Janos Lengyel came
first with 42 percent backing, followed by Socialist Istvan
Nemes with 27 percent. MSZ
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