May 26, 2019 / 5:27 PM / 5 months ago

Hungary's ruling Fidesz seen winning 56% of votes in EU election - survey

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s ruling right-wing Fidesz party could win 56 percent of votes in the European parliamentary election, state television reported on Sunday, citing a survey by pro-government pollster Nezopont.

According to the survey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party was well ahead of the Socialists and the leftist Democratic Coalition who were expected to win 10% each. The nationalist Jobbik was seen getting about 9%, and Momentum party 7%, state TV said.

Voter turnout was 41.74% at 1630 GMT according to data from the national election office. Polls close at 1700 GMT.

Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by

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