Viktor Orban maintains firm control of the Hungarian Parliament

GETTYVictor Orban is a bigger challenge to the future of the European Union than Brexit

According to official estimates, based on 93% of the votes, Fidesz and its junior coalition partner, the Christian Democratic People's Party, will have 133 seats out of a total of 199 in the new parliament.

Orban is an avowed Eurosceptic who opposes further European Union integration.

Italian far-right party the League, which is vying for the right to form a government after inconclusive elections, drew encouragement from Orban's victory, reprising his line against elite Hungarian-born tycoon George Soros.

A staunch supporter of establishing close relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a popular figure with other nationalist populists, including US President Donald J. Trump and former Slovak President Robert Fico, Orban vowed to defend Hungary from Muslim migrants and renewed his call for keeping Muslims out of Europe.

After a campaign centred on resistance to immigration and trumpeting a strong economy, near-complete results showed that Mr. Orban's Fidesz party snapped up nearly half the vote (48.8%). He also dismisses Hungary being ranked the EU's second-most corrupt country by Transparency International.

"I have always considered it wrong - this policy of arrogance and condescension in regard to individual member states", Seehofer told reporters before a meeting of the CSU leadership.

Orban is a critic of the European Commission - the executive arm of the EU - despite Hungary's status as one of the largest recipients of EU development funds.

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Although Hungary is economically and financially dependent on Western European markets and investment - as well as EU structural aid - in recent years Budapest has pushed back against Brussels-based Governance.

Earlier on Friday, Orban claimed common cause with Poland, whose governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has been criticised by the European Union over its refusal to take in migrants under a quota system and over their efforts to tighten state control of their courts and media.

However, nationalists and those on the far-right who admire Orban's strident brand of identity politics and claims to be a protector of "Christian Europe" will take comfort in the result.

He even sees himself as leader of something greater than Hungary, calling for a global alliance against migration, and speaks on behalf of "Europe" and the West. "Christianity is Europe's last hope", he told supporters along the banks of the Danube on February 18.

Poland and Hungary see each other as key allies in their battles with European Union institutions. Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands were quick to offer congratulations on Orban's victory. They are critical of Orban's authoritarian policies, such as exerting pressure on universities and domestic media.

Fidesz's nearest challenger Jobbik, a far-right party that has recently moved towards the political center, polled just under 20 percent.

Ligeti added that if the government submitted the version already published earlier this year, it should await the opinion of the European Council's Venice Committee, which has said it would scrutinise all three laws in the package.

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