Prime Minister Viktor Orban who opposes sanctions on Russia feels the heat from European peers accusing his government of misusing funds.
European Union leaders have agreed in principle to cut 90 percent of oil imports from Russia by the end of 2022, with the exemption of oil received via pipelines.
The country's right-wing leader warned against "the great European population replacement programme" in reference to the arrival of migrants in the continent.
The vote is seen as a close race between Janez Jansa's Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and the environmentalist Freedom Movement, led by Robert Golob, which wants more investment in renewable energy and greater transparency in state institutions.
Viktor Orban scores fourth consecutive landslide win, as voters endorse his ambition of a conservative, "illiberal" state, shrugging off concerns over Budapest's close ties with Moscow.
The 44-year-old, who also became Hungary's youngest-ever head of state, portrayed her election as a victory for women.
PM Orban says it is in Hungary's best interest to “avoid war,” which would cause a wave of Ukrainian refugees and disruption of the economy.
Hungary is a country that doesn’t quite fit the mould of most European countries linguistically and culturally, but it does have a lot in common with Turkic history.
Viktor Orban, a leader notorious for racist tirades, described the Muslim presence in the European Union as a problem.
An EU court ruling had ordered the Hungarian government to suspend a law that allows police to deport or physically "push back" asylum-seekers across the Serbian border.
The Orban government has spent $2.7 billion since 2010 to revive the sport in the country and appeal to his populist nationalist base.
Pope Francis arrives in Hungary, starting an unusually short stay that underlines differences with nationalist and anti-immigrant PM Viktor Orban.
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