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In the district that would need to flip in the final count (due on Saturday only...) for Fidesz to lose the two-thirds majority, the Fidesz candidate's advantage is just 22 votes, with at least two thousand votes remaining.

I refrained to discuss scandals, but this is the district of a Socialist local leader (replaced in the last minute) whom the government media exposed two months before the elections for having an undeclared bank deposit in Austria. I tentatively place this scandal in the blow-out-of-proportion category, because it seems Fidesz tried everything (including apparent forgery) to point into the direction that this must have been a party slush fund rather than private tax evasion. What I find most noteworthy, beyond the effect on the elections, is that (1) there are still Socialists dumb enough to believe that Fidesz won't find their shady business and exploit it to the maximum, (2) the leadership is still incapable of filtering out such people.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Apr 8th, 2014 at 11:32:52 AM EST
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