Hungary’s Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany suffered major vote losses in local elections on 1 October 2006. The country’s President, Laszlo Solyom, has subsequently asked the parliament to oust Gyurcsany.
Hungary’s opposition party Fidesz won the elections, leading in 18 of 19 county councils and 19 of 23 cities.
Shortly after the first results, Hungary’s President Laszlo Solyom asked the parliament to remove Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany from office. He said: “The parliament decides who is prime minister. The parliament can restore the required social confidence.”