Hungary – A country divided

Published on 1 February 2011 at 15:54

Hungary

A country divided

Respekt

The government of Viktor Orbán (Fidesz) has succeeded in consolidating its power, including control over the media, and is preparing to amend the Constitution. Is the sudden set-back to democracy in Hungary just a hiccough, or is it a systemic phenomenon that could spread to other central European states? Respekt reports from Budapest.

 

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