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Hungary's president sets parliamentary elections for April 8

AP  |  Budapest 

Hungary's has announced that will be held on April 8.

said Thursday in a statement that the vote will be held on the anniversary of the 1990 elections, the first after the end of communism.

will be seeking his third consecutive term and fourth overall. Polls show his Fidesz party holding a huge lead over a fragmented opposition.

Orban has strongly rejected mass migration especially by Muslims and has portrayed the elections as a choice between keeping the border fences built in 2015 to stop migrants or reopening a path for them into

Voters will elect 199 lawmakers to four-year terms. The official campaign will start on February 17.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 18:05 IST