The agents of the Open Society Network masquerading as "election observers" once again traveled to Hungary in vain to plot their schemes, but as they witnessed, the elections were free and fair, and the electoral system functioned impeccably. As has been the case for the past ten years, the electoral process functioned seamlessly, from both a legal and organizational perspective. This is significant because today was the first time that the elections to the European Parliament and the municipal votes were held on the same day. Despite the increased workload, the electoral authorities ensured the proper conditions for the exercise of one of the most essential and fundamental constitutional rights. The IT system also performed well, allowing the poll to proceed without disruption.  

The European Parliament and local elections in Hungary have just concluded. Today, nearly 8 million voters cast their ballots in more than 3 thousand municipalities and 10 thousand polling stations for candidates running for local and European offices. The Hungarian electoral system, which was reformed after 2010, once again proved its ability to ensure the expression of the democratic will in an efficient and transparent manner and to prevent any abuse. It is also evident that the electoral process in Western democracies is not necessarily so reliable. In recent years, for instance, Austria, Spain and the United States of America have all suffered from flaws that have undermined public confidence in elections. In 2022, election monitors accredited by the opposition, as well as international observers affiliated with the Open Society Network, were forced to witness and acknowledge that the electoral system in Hungary works well and that there is no room for abuse. Today's vote was no different. 

Regardless of the outcome, today represents a triumph for Hungarian democracy. We have every right to feel proud of one of the best functioning electoral systems in the European Union.