Hungary - A country divided

Published on 1 February 2011 at 15:54


A country divided


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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