According to preliminary calculations, Markie Z. received 58 percent of the vote in a vote in which opposition parties will vote for a joint candidate.
The vote was the second round, and six parties are involved in a bid to remove Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party from power in the parliamentary elections scheduled for April next year.
Marky Zay, 49, is the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely; He is considered to belong to the conservative part of the opposition and is a devout Catholic.
Against him was Clara DobrevHe is a member of the European Parliament and belongs to the Democratic Alliance party of the left wing of the opposition. She got 42 percent of the vote, when 60 percent of them were counted on Sunday night.
“From now on, I support Peter Markie G,” Dobrev said when congratulating the mayor on his election victory. The opposition called for a united front, after a divisive election campaign during the primaries.
The so far divided opposition in Hungary could not agree to challenge Viktor Orban, which meant that Fidesz was able to retain power.
The first round was held in September. Then Markie Z came in third. After the primaries, he succeeded in convincing the mayor of Budapest, Gergeli Karacsoni, to withdraw his candidacy. Liberale Karácsony was previously seen as the preferred candidate to lead the opposition in parliamentary elections.