Latest Hungarian poll predicts five parties to win seats in EP elections

Hungary will probably send five parties to the next European Parliament(EP), with ruling Fidesz party getting more than half of the votes by itself, according to Median Institute, one of Hungary’s most respected pollster, here on Thursday.

Citing their latest EP election surveys, Median Institute said the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance, nationalist party Jobbik, the alliance of leftist Socialist (MSZP) and green liberal Parbeszed (Dialogue), and the leftist-liberal Democratic Coalition(DK) were likely to win seats in this Sunday’s election, along with the young Momentum Movement.

Fidesz would get 52 percent (13 seats in the new EP), followed by Jobbik at 11.5 percent (three seats), MSZP at 10.5 percent (two seats), DK at 10 percent (two seats) and Momentum at 5.5 percent (one seat).

The turnout would be around 34-36 percent.

As Jobbik-MSZP-DK are literally neck to neck, the question of the second place remains interesting, as Jobbik is on the decline, MSZP is stagnant, and DK is on the rise.

The pollster also said that if Jobbik failed to get 3 seats,the seat it loses would likely go to Fidesz.

Hungarians will vote for the EP elections on Sunday, polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, but the first official results will be only published after 11 p.m.