Last month, Viktor Orban won a 4th term as Prime Minister of Hungary. A new EU report points to an electoral autocracy in the country.
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As leader of Hungary, Viktor Orbán has thumbed his nose at EU values. Elections in April will test [if] Hungarians want his “illiberal democracy.”
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.
It will be difficult to defeat Viktor Orbán, but it will be even more difficult to reverse Hungary’s democratic collapse, which Orbán oversaw.
Hungarian independent broadcasting media critical of Victor Orban to go extinct as Klubradio taken off air by regulators.
Budapest’s response to coronavirus… has been to suspend parliament and give [Premier] Viktor Orbán open-ended powers to rule by decree, Democracy Digest.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a rare moment of global solidarity. However, Hungary has somehow used it to stoke xenophobia
If one thing is disconcerting about the illiberal turn in Eastern and Central Europe, it is the early backsliding of democratisation frontrunners there.
The two most venerable English-speaking democracies appear to be following in the footsteps of countries they once sought to inspire.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.