The town of Dombiratos in Békés county elected independent candidate Mrs. Ildikó Fehér mayor on Sunday. Receiving 48.7 percent of the vote, she defeated the Fidesz candidate, sitting mayor Mrs. László Bojczán who received just 38.9 percent of the vote.
Dombiratos is the third settlement not to elect a Fidesz candidate for mayor this year.
Voter participation was unusually high—82 percent—which was slightly more than in the October 2014 municipal election.
Independent candidate Endre Péter Bojczán received just 11.2 percent of the vote. Only five votes (1.19 percent) were cast for Hungarian Workers Party candidate Ferenc Gál.
The by-election was made necessary by the city council decision of December to dissolve itself and hold new elections.