Observe submissive authoritarian minds in action.
We now have an anti-corruption candidate against Orbán. But as long as the corrupt ones hold power, being blackmailable is not just a precondition to get ahead – but a necessary asset to stay afloat. And the corrupt ones can be the people as well as the political establishment.
Having come from outside of calcified party structures doesn’t make a politician be “like Trump”.
Unlike Orbán, the new leader of the united opposition is an actual conservative. Whether he can keep the opposition together is anyone’s guess.
Instead of Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony, the leader of the united Hungarian opposition is Péter Márki-Zay. What now for Orbán’s election campaign called “Stop Gyurcsány! Stop Karácsony!”?
October 23, 2006 was a momentous day in Viktor Orbán’s life and political career – and he doesn’t let us forget it. For one thing he only talked about the 2006 riots and ignored the events of 1956 in his speech.
About constitutional changes and holding politicians accountable for theft.
The loans-for-babies program did not boost babymaking either. It has only served to 1) push families into dependence and 2) to punish those who were not eligible by pricing them out of the housing market.
Few things illustrate the sounded-like-a-good-idea fallacy better than car alarms.
Czech PM Andrej Babiš received his Hungarian counterpart in September 2021, days before the elections. But Orbán’s political touch is a proven kiss of death.
…after he ended separation between state and business.