BUDAPEST — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán suffered his biggest political setback in a decade on Sunday, when an opposition candidate became mayor of Budapest by defeating an incumbent backed by the ruling party.
Gergely Karácsony, a 44-year-old liberal, triumphed over István Tarlós, an Orbán ally, by 50 percent to about 44 percent, according to preliminary results. Tarlós called Karácsony to congratulate him on his victory, a campaign official said.
The opposition’s success in Budapest and in local elections elsewhere in the country came after a wide range of parties and grassroots groups — from liberals to greens, socialists to conservatives — …read more
Source:: European Voice