election diary, 7.20pm

Today in second round of the Hungarian elections on the basis of all the opinion polls (Median, Tarki and Szonda) it looks like the so called left, the socialists and its junior goverment partner are winning the elections. The participation rate is a few percentage points lower than on the first round. However, considering that in the first round more seats than ever before have already been decided in the single member districts, this is not very surprising (or worrying).

What is interesting, however, is that the final results will be only declared on the 29 April, since in each of the 110 districts there were voters abroad, whose votes only will be arriving to Hungary early in the week. A box of votes is left uncounted until these will arrive. Thus, if the situation is close, the preliminary results will not be declared before Saturday.

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