Hungary’s ruling party suffered a shock defeat in a local by-election on Sunday, spelling potential challenges ahead for Prime Minister Viktor Orban with only weeks to go before a general election. Earlier this month, he branded the opposition as out of touch and “hopeless”, but Sunday’s triumph for Peter Marki-Zay in key constituency Hodmezovasarhely may yet prove him wrong. Marki-Zay, who ran as an independent but enjoyed the backing of the full spectrum of the opposition, won 57.5 percent of the votes, against 41.5 percent for ruling party Fidesz candidate Zoltan Hegedus, with 92 percent of the votes counted.
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