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Hungary has weakest democracy in the EU, Freedom House reports

Independent watchdog organization Freedom House has released its annual report Freedom in the World. According to the findings, Hungary is seeing "increasing intimidation of civil society groups and the opposition, which has left citizens more reluctant to speak out on political topics."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:03

Read more: Hungary has weakest democracy in the EU, Freedom House reports

Ruling Fidesz-connected agencies have reserved all available billboards in run-up to election

Zoom.hu reports that Fidesz has ordered all the billboard spaces available for political campaigns through December (with the exception of those owned by Lajos Simicska's billboard company). If true, then Hungary's political opposition will have limited exposure when it comes to billboard advertising in the run-up to the general election on April 8.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:09

Read more: Ruling Fidesz-connected agencies have reserved all available billboards in run-up to election

OLAF finds irregularities in procurements won by PM Orbán’s son-in-law

The European Anti-Fraud Office has revealed serious irregularities in public procurements won by Elios Innovatív Zrt., owned at the time by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's son-in-law István Tiborcz, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:09

Read more: OLAF finds irregularities in procurements won by PM Orbán’s son-in-law

The state of Hungary's Left ahead of the April elections

On Monday we learned that Gábor Fodor's Hungarian Liberal Party will support the Hungarian Socialist Party and Párbeszéd in elections to be held 8 April 2018. As things currently stand, MSZP and the largest left-centre party, the Democratic Coalition, will run on separate party lists, but will field a single candidate in each of the 106 single-member constituencies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:11

Read more: The state of Hungary's Left ahead of the April elections

Gyurcsány says DK stands for stability

We have already been in power and that's why we understand the importance of stability better than anyone else, head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote on Facebook.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:25

Read more: Gyurcsány says DK stands for stability
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