PM Orban's party wins Hungary election: exit polls

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looked to have won a clear victory in elections on Sunday, with exit polls giving his Fidesz party a wide lead over the opposition, AFP reported.

Fidesz won 48 per cent of the vote, well ahead of the left-wing opposition alliance on 27 per cent, with the far-right Jobbik winning 18 per cent, the exit polls showed.

It was unclear, however, whether this would be enough for the right-wing Mr Orban, 50, to retain his two-thirds majority in Parliament.

Official results were due later Sunday.

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