Orbán is resorting to something he had never done before.
Even if the governing party loses in 2022, their political appointees remain in positions. They are unremovable by a simple majority – and some are not even legally removable by a 100% vote by parliament.
46.5% – 47% for the opposition vs Orbán means 90 vs 108 mandates, respectively.
An opposition influencer died in Rome. Conspiracy theories galore.
What is nasty opportunism from a pigeon is regarded as cleverness from a songbird.
In this environment it may look foolish to even consider the possibility of a supermajority for the opposition – but we will do it nonetheless. Thinking has never hurt anyone.
This is the scenario many are hoping for. But would Orbán hand over power?
If Hungary is still governable by a simple majority – it has to be Orbán’s.
The April 2022 election can only have four possible outcomes. Yet another constitutional supermajority for Orbán A simple majority for Orbán A simple majority for the united opposition A supermajority for the united opposition
A running list of the current state of the global alliance of aspiring dictators. Additions appreciated.
As part of the election-year giveaway, Orbán personally announced yet another gift to the people: that they can spend their non-cash vouchers on more than just domestic hotels and restaurants. They can even buy food!