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>> He positions himself as a savior of Hungary's values and culture against a flood of Muslim migrants. And all opinion polls predict Viktor Orban is almost certain to win a third straight term in power in Sunday's election. A victory for the incumbent Prime Minister would have far reaching implications.
Reuters' Krisztina Than says in Europe, he is a leader in fiercely opposing mass immigration.>> He has built a fence on the southern border of Hungary with Serbia and is keeping out migrants. And his whole campaign was built on a very strong anti-immigrant message. So if he wins another strong mandate on Sunday, this could strengthen nationalist and centrists in Europe and potentially could further widen the divide between east and west in Europe, with Poland and Hungary teaming up and presenting a joint view concerning the future of Europe.
>> Orban began his political career in the late 1980s, as a young liberal activist. But gradually transformed his Fidesz party into a mainstream right-wing nationalist conservative force. Winning a third strong political mandate would empower and encourage Orban to stand up for Central European interests, like migration, within the European Union and may also give him a stronger voice when it comes to reforming the bloc.
>> Because Poland and Hungary are one team when it comes to issues like national sovereignty, both countries have stood up for national sovereignty and for strong nation states within the EU, as opposed to more centralization and a deeper integration.>> The fragmented opposition has been a help to Orban over the past eight years.
But there remains a slim chance voters will be tactical and try to vote for the strongest single candidate in each constituency, potentially stripping Fidesz of its parliamentary majority.