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Fidesz seen winning Hungary election - pollsters

MYT 1:30:48 AM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian centre-right party Fidesz is likely to win 54 percent of party list votes in Sunday's election, the Socialists 20 percent, and Jobbik 17 based on a poll by Nezopont institute conducted on Sunday.

According to an opinion poll by pollster Median conducted on April 9-10 and published on Sunday, Fidesz could garner 55 percent of the party votes.

Hungarian women wearing traditional costume fill their ballot papers at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Veresegyhaz, 30km (17miles) east of Budapest April 11, 2010. (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)

This is seen giving the party 270 seats after the second round on April 25 in the pollster's estimate, Median managing director Endre Hann told Reuters.

That would give Fidesz a two-thirds majority in the next parliament.

Hann said the ruling Socialists could get 19 percent of the party votes, which could yield 55 seats. Median projects 17 percent vote and 49 seats for far-right Jobbik, while green liberal LMP party could get 6 percent and 12 seats.

(Reporting by Sandor Peto)


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