Hungary to hold parliamentary election on April 8: President

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in Budapest, Hungary, November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will hold its 2018 parliamentary election on April 8, President Janos Ader said in a statement released through state news agency MTI on Thursday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party holds a comfortable lead over the main opposition, the nationalist Jobbik party, based on the latest opinion polls. The Socialists are a distant third.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Sandor Peto, editing by Larry King)

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