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    Leaders of 3 Major Hungarian Parties Step Down After Elections - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Leaders of the Hungarian political parties that came in second, third and fifth places in Sunday's parliamentary elections have announced their resignations, local media reported on Monday.

    According to preliminary data, the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban won 134 out of the 199 seats in the country's parliament, having received over 49 percent of the vote. The coalition includes the conservative Fidesz party and Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP).

    The right-wing Jobbik party came in second with some 20 percent of the vote and 23 seats; the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) came in third with over 12 percent of the vote and 19 seats, the Democratic Coalition (DK) came in fourth with nine seats and the green liberal party Politics Can Be Different (LMP) came in fifth place with seven seats.

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    Despite the fact that his party won more seats than in previous elections, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona said that he would step down because his party failed to win the election, the ATV broadcaster reported.

    The MSZP leadership, as well as LMP co-chair Akos Hadhazy, have also decided to resign due to the results of the vote.

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