RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 83 Part II, 30 April 1998
LAST POLLS BEFORE HUNGARIAN ELECTIONS. In the last polls to
be published before the 10 May elections, there is agreement
that the main race will be between the governing Hungarian
Socialist Party and the opposition Federation of Young
Democrats-Hungarian Civic Party (FIDESZ-MPP). Most pollsters
give the Socialists a slight lead, but analysts believe the
matter is likely to be decided by the size of the turnout and
second-round voting. Szonda Ipsos says a turnout of 65
percent or less would favor the Socialists, while a high
turnout and/or a second-round ballot appear to favor FIDESZ-
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