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Tens Of Thousands Protest Hungarian Election Results

Protesters said newly re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing nationalist Fidesz party effectively stole the election.
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Tens Of Thousands Protest Hungarian Election Results

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday. 

They called for a recount in a recent parliamentary election in what might have been the biggest opposition rally in several years. The demonstrators claimed newly re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orban effectively stole the election with an unfair electoral system.

Earlier this month, Orban and his right-wing nationalist Fidesz party won two-thirds of the country's parliamentary seats with only about 50 percent of the vote.

The protesters also wanted to rewrite Hungarian election laws and remove Fidesz's influence from state-run media.

When asked about the demonstrations, Orban reportedly said: "We won. That's it." 

Although there was reportedly a large law enforcement presence, the demonstration was peaceful.