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Surprise Victory: Opposition and Opinion Polls

surprise victory: They say it shows a united opposition could have a chance against Orban's Fidesz despite the party's sizable lead in opinion polls, according to CTV. From now on, the opposition can believe -- whether it's true or not -- that it's not playing in the old game where it has no chance to win, analyst Gabor Torok wrote on his website. Analysts say Peter Marki-Zay's surprise victory in Hodmezovasarhely could mark a new phase in the campaign leading up to the country's April 8 parliamentary election. Instead, a new match is beginning, where if it takes to the field with smart tactics, its situation isn't hopeless. This is the power of love, not the love of power, said Marki-Zay, a right-wing, independent candidate who ran with the support of most of the opposition. Marki-Zay, who received 57.5 per cent of the votes, compared to 41.6 for his rival, Fidesz candidate Zoltan Hegedus, said his win showed that there is an enormous demand for corruption, lies and intimidation to cease in the country. ( As reported in the news.