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Hungarian parliament re-elects Orban as prime minister

He will be serving as prime minister for the fifth time

VIENNA, May 16. /TASS/. Hungary’s National Assembly on Monday re-elected Viktor Orban as prime minister for another four years.

He was supported by 133 votes while 27 lawmakers voted against, according to a live broadcast of the parliament’s session.

The re-election was expected and was a formality to some extent: Orban-led Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Alliance won a landslide victory in the April 3 parliamentary elections, winning 135 out of 199 seats in the National Assembly along with its junior partners, the Christian Democrats. On behalf of the President of the Republic, Orban began to form a new cabinet in early May and presented its members last week.

Immediately after today's parliamentary vote, he was sworn in as prime minister. Orban, who turns 59 on May 31, will be serving as prime minister for the fifth time. He led the Hungarian cabinet from 1998-2002 and later from 2010 to these days.