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Potapi hails ethnic Hungarian party’s success in Serbia election

The Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ) had achieved a "great and shining" victory in Serbia's recent general election, Arpad Janos Potapi, the prime ministerial state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad, said on Monday, adding that VMSZ had become "the most successful ethnic Hungarian party in the Carpathian Basin.

VMSZ has proved in the past 32 years that “the Hungarian community must have a single ethnic party” in a given country, Potapi told an event. He highlighted the efforts of VMSZ activists in the election campaign, “reaching out practically to each and every Hungarian” in Vojvodina, adding that the ethnic party had retained its earlier position in Serbia’s parliament.

Balint Pasztor, the acting leader of VMSZ, said his party had garnered 62,000 votes, which translates into six seats in parliament.

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