Hungary: Elections Represent a Big Win for the Country's Nationalists

MIN READApr 9, 2018 | 17:03 GMT


Euroskepticism is in good health in Hungary following the nationalist Fidesz party's landslide victory in the country's April 8 general election. Now that most votes have been counted, the party could end up controlling a two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliament. Since taking office in 2010, Fidesz leader and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has maintained a consistent platform: His party is critical of the process of EU integration, defends anti-immigration positions and has introduced controversial measures in areas such as the banking sector, media and judiciary. Fidesz's strong victory on Sunday, in which it received more than 48 percent of the vote, suggests that voters approve of these actions....

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