Local mayors are masters of life and death because they decide who gets benefits. And they depend on Orbán
Fear of losing benefits and fear from the non-existing migrant hordes dominate the poorest villages
It is difficult to get villagers to take on “anti-Orbán” duties such as being a neutral vote counter
How did Orbán secure his precious 2/3?
Hungarian government spent €23 million of taxpayers’ money on propaganda in the 50 days before the 2018 election. Fidesz only spent less than 3 million.
Scolding and threatening independent institutions
It doesn’t have to be centrally ordered and it can be voluntary.