There is not much to love about opposition politicians. But when you are robbed of even the illusion of a democracy you relearn to appreciate even the slightest displays of normalcy. Like public debates and a dumbass primary.
Campaigning with his own opinion is deadly for a populist. It is the equivalent of an actor who suddenly stops playing his part and demands to be loved for himself. But with a lot more power.
The pivoting for enemies for the next election is underway but no scapegoat works for Orbán as well as migrants did between 2015-19. So he is trying to demonize the 2005-09 prime minister as the threat.
The crackdown on independent media has reached the stage of gleeful micromanagement and the final stab.
First of all, a competent government is an oxymoron – but you wouldn’t believe me anyway.
Orbán returned from his war against Brussels and spending got completely out of hand
The timing is the most interesting
The same parties who claimed that Hungary has become a dictatorship, kept telling voters that the dictator could be removed through elections created by him and supervised by his vassals.
The tale of two repeated elections
After a surprise non-defeat at the local elections the Hungarian opposition faces new challenges