Bulgarian PM Borissov congratulates Orbán on Fidesz victory in Hungarian election

Voting officially ended at 7pm

The law will, among other things, introduce a 25 percent tax on foreign financial assistance to NGOs that support migration in Hungary.

Several years ago, Orban's government built a border fence to stem the flood of hundreds of thousands Middle Eastern immigrants who were fleeing ISIS violence.

One non-governmental organisation described the prospect of the bill as "terrifyingly serious".

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban decisively won re-election Sunday, and his party appeared to have won a super-majority in the Hungarian parliament.

Soros has rejected the government campaign against him as "distortions and lies" meant to create a false external enemy.

Schinas said commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will write to Orban later in the day to congratulate him on his "clear victory" and that he would call him on April 10 to discuss "issues of common interest".

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban scored a crushing election victory to clinch a fourth term, in a boost to populist forces that are challenging the European Union's multi-cultural, democratic values.


A German government spokesman said Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Orban and called for cooperation despite differences.

Far-right parties such as Le Pen's National Front, the AfD, Poland's ruling Law and Justice party and Italy's League, among many others, seek to emulate Orban.

Poland's deputy foreign minister said the win confirmed central Europe's "emancipation" while anti-migrant Czech President Milos Zeman's spokesman hailed "another defeat for the dehumanised politics and hate media".

Vast majority of Constitutional changes likely already implemented " Heading into this spring's Parliamentary elections, although most market participants likely anticipated that Fidesz would fall just shy of the supermajority (based on indications from various polls in the lead-up to elections), that Fidesz managed to regain two-thirds of Parliamentary seats does not materially alter the course of economic and fiscal policy-making in Hungary", Kalen said.

The radical nationalist Jobbik party was in second place with 20 percent of the vote, while a Socialist-led coalition took 12.2 percent. "But getting two thirds of the ballot (133 seats out of 199 in the parliament) for the third time in a row was more than they expected themselves", he said. "This is terrifyingly serious". Asselborn has floated the idea that Hungary should be suspended from the European Union for violating the bloc's democratic core values and treating refugees "like animals", an accusation that Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó rejected while personally Asselborn in the process. Migration, he said, threatens the "sovereignty and cultural identity" of Hungary.

Indeed, Orban's Hungary is a model for Europe's hardline rightists, one much more relevant than non-EU countries such as Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation or Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey - although their systems share much with Orban's.

During the campaign Fidesz, with the help of state and pro-government media, promoted a conspiracy theory that the Hungarian opposition, the United Nations, the European Union, and Soros, had plotted to turn Hungary into an "immigrant country" threatening its security and national identity. Driven by an unbridled anti-refugee campaign, he outperformed his own party's stated expectation and shattered hopes of a potential upset among the fractured opposition, which has decried his government's authoritarian tilt.

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