Hungary’s Autocrat Orbán Fends Off Opposition Challenge

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivers a speech on stage next to members of his Fidesz party at their election base, ‘Balna’ building on the bank of the Danube River of Budapest, on April 3, 2022. (Photo by Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty)

I wrote this short article for The Bulwark on April 3, 2022, the night of Viktor Orbán’s big election victory. It was a first take, which I think has held up pretty well. You can read it here.

Categories: Hungary, Opinion, Politics

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1 reply

  1. Thank you for the incisive article. It is tragic to witness the demise of democracy in Hungary. Orban has a stranglehold on the reins of power and only an extraordinary event can change that. I lived in Hungary when democracy first began there, and it is bitter to see the dying of those early hopes.

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