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    Viktor Orbán’s views on the death penalty could push Hungary further to the margins of EU politics

Viktor Orbán’s views on the death penalty could push Hungary further to the margins of EU politics

Abolishing the death penalty is a precondition for membership of the European Union and opposition to capital punishment forms one of the key elements of the EU’s human rights policy. Gergő Závecz writes on recent statements by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, in which he expressed support for opening up a debate on the subject. He notes that […]

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    Hungary’s municipal elections are unlikely to see Fidesz loosen its dominant hold over Hungarian politics

Hungary’s municipal elections are unlikely to see Fidesz loosen its dominant hold over Hungarian politics

Hungary will hold municipal elections on 12 October. Yudit Kiss writes on the governing Fidesz party, led by Viktor Orbán, which has held power since 2010. She argues that Fidesz has used its economic policies to secure its own support base over the last four years, while a reform of the constitution and tighter restrictions on the media have […]

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    With the final votes counted, Fidesz has secured a ‘super-majority’ in Hungary, but it is questionable how fair the election really was

With the final votes counted, Fidesz has secured a ‘super-majority’ in Hungary, but it is questionable how fair the election really was

Hungary held elections on 6 April, with the ruling Fidesz party winning a clear majority of seats. While there was initially some doubt over whether Fidesz had secured the ‘super-majority’ in parliament needed to amend the country’s constitution, the final results announced on 12 April indicated that it had met this target. Agnes Batory writes that although the parliamentary […]

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    Fidesz have won a clear victory in Hungary’s elections, but their supermajority hangs in the balance

Fidesz have won a clear victory in Hungary’s elections, but their supermajority hangs in the balance

Hungary held parliamentary elections on Sunday. As Erin Marie Saltman writes, Viktor Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party came out comfortably ahead in the vote and will maintain its majority in the next parliament. However with the votes still being counted, there is still some doubt over whether Fidesz will have the ‘supermajority’ required to alter the country’s constitution. Regardless of […]

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