Opposition parties had urged Hungarians to vote tactically for the candidate with the best chance to defeat the Fidesz candidate in the 106 individual districts - and they appeared to have won 15 individual seats compared to 10 in 2014.
In Hungary, the electorate's economic anxieties and general discontent with the political system, both before and after the 2010 election, have allowed Fidesz to implement these radical changes without provoking effective public opposition. As Bavaria's governor until last month, Seehofer sparred with Chancellor Angela Merkel over her migration policy and invited Orban to gatherings of his party.
Orbán's government has been accused at home and overseas of centralizing power and undermining democratic checks and balances, with the OSCE also raising concerns following the 2014 parliamentary election.
The laws would force the NGOs working with migrants and asylum seekers to get government permits; income received from overseas would be taxed; advocacy groups could be banned from going closer than 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hungary's borders, where asylum-seekers file claims; and foreigners without authorization to help refugees could be banned from Hungary.
Veronika Rippel, Euronews says: "The results of the Hungarian elections show that the gap between Budapest and the countryside is deep and this situation will become worse in the coming years". Jobbik will likely caucus with Orban and Fidesz to form Europe's most right-wing, Russian-friendly, and Eurosceptic government.
"How could we have children in this country, where hate and racism are now officially part of the governing party's policy?" she said.
French National Front head Marine Le Pen said the "EU's reversal of values and mass immigration were rejected again" while Brexiteer Nigel Farage called Orban the EU's "biggest nightmare".
Orban has campaigned heavily on his unyielding anti-migration policies.
That "constricted the space for genuine political debate, hindering voters' ability to make a fully informed choice", the OSCE said.
Congratulations from allies poured in for Orban, long a thorn in the EU's side, who styles himself as the defender of Christian Europe against the "poison" of immigration and the "globalist elite".
The government spokesman made that very clear during the wait for Sunday's election results.
Asked about the "Stop Soros" bill meant to restrict the work of civic groups supporting refugees and assist asylum-seekers, Orban said it had been already approved by voters.
Orban did not directly answer a question about a report from election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which described campaign rhetoric as "quite hostile and xenophobic".
Orban's warning that Muslim immigrants would "overrun" Europe follows populist gains in the past year by groups including Austria's Freedom Party and the League and the Five Star Movement in Italy.
At a news conference with worldwide media two days after cruising to his third straight term, Orban said his government had already drawn up a "Stop Soros" package of legislation. "However, human rights is an ideal and it can not be shut down".