“The real story in Hungary isn’t Orban.” Senior Fellow George Bogden addresses this statement in his Opinion piece for the Diplomatic Courier. His article discusses the upcoming election in Hungary and details how rallying around party loyalty, recent demonstration, and low spending during the pandemic could contribute to Prime Minister Victor Orban’s loss in 2022.
George then outlines the newly united opposition that could challenge Orban in the election next spring. Then, he looks at the challenges a victorious opposition could face in governing, specifically among ideological differences. From this, George expresses that there will be implications for other countries regardless of the victory as a divided Hungary on both internal and external issues could lead to shifts in alliances.
Read the full article in English here.