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>> Turn out is high in Hungary's parliamentary election on Sunday. And that could be of some concern to incumbent prime minister Viktor Orban. Though he is still expected to win a third term as prime minister. Interim data showed voter turnout at higher levels than in the country's 2002 election.
Orban lost that poll, consigning him to eight years in opposition. Some pollsters say a high turnout, which could head above 70%, might signal that the opposition to Orban's Fidesz party has efficiently mobilized its supporters. Something that may cause Fidesz to lose its parliamentary majority.>>
> That said, Orban's party has been polling well ahead.
His nearest rival is the formerly far-right Jobbik party, which has recast itself as a more moderate force. In an acrimonious campaign, Orban has portrayed himself as the savior of Hungary's Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe.>> The stakes are huge, huge. We will either become an immigrant country or we will stay free.
Or we will have to fight for remaining free.>> A strong win for Orban's one issue campaign could expose cracks in the European Union. By boosting other right-wing nationalists in countries like Poland and neighboring Austria. And bolstering that Central European alliance against the EU's migration policies.