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Hungary's second big rally against newly-elected PM Viktor Orban

An estimated 100,000 took to the streets in Hungary to protest the media policies and campaign against non-governmental organisations by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to organisers.It was the second consecutive Saturday rally in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:04

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I do not have the same value as Viktor Orbán, but he is there, he was chosen, French President Macron

Emmanuel Macron, who beat back the far-right National Front to win the French presidency, said on Tuesday that there was "an increasing fascination with illiberalism" in Europe and that divisions over values within the European Union were like "a European civil war" - The New York Times reports.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:25

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Gyurcsány has become the star for young protesters

It sounds unbelieveble but it is true: the average age of the former Prime Minister's supporters has decreased by decades.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:04

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Over 100,000 Rally Against Orban in Hungary

An estimated 100,000 Hungarians marched in protest against the government of Viktor Orbán on Saturday night, less than a week after the prime minister won an unexpected landslide election victory. Asked about the prospect of forthcoming demonstrations, Mr Orban simply replied: "We won, that's it." A similar number of people attended a pro-Orban demonstration last month.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2018 09:47

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Fidesz has its two-thirds parliamentary majority

The tallying of all votes cast in last Sunday's parliamentary election has been completed, and the final result has been published for each electoral district. The Fidesz-Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) alliance will have a two-thirds majority in the new parliament.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2018 09:45

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Employees of Hungarian state TV network describe how channels pumped out pro-government messaging ahead of Victor Orbán’s election victory

A leading editor at Hungary's state television network punched the air in jubilation as he took a phone call on Sunday evening. Shortly afterwards, his subordinates realised what he had been told: Viktor Orbán had secured a resounding victory in the parliamentary election.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2018 09:37

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OSCE found ‘intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque financing’ at Hungary's election

International observers have delivered a damning verdict on the parliamentary election in Hungary, complaining of "intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign financing".

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2018 09:13

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Anti-government protest to take place on Saturday

A Facebook group calling itself Talpra Magyar Hív A Szabadság ("On your feet Hungarian Freedom is Calling!") is organizing a mass protest for Saturday, April 14th, at 5:30 pm. The event organizers of the "We are the majority" demonstration invite those to attend "who would like a free Hungary, and who want a hate-free politics and who even want life in this smothering environment."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:01

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Opposition DK and Jobbik demand recount of election results

Democratic Coalition chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány announced at a press conference on Tuesday that his party was formally requesting copies of all the hand-written documents prepared at polling stations so that they can be compared with official election results posted to the internet.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:53

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Strange irregularities at Hungary's elections

Citing numerous technical irregularities involving the National Election Office's (NVI) online information system, as well as a four-hour "news blackout" between the close of polls and the release of preliminary election results Sunday night, election expert Zoltán Tóth urged opposition politicians to demand a recount of votes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 14:28

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Hungary’s new parliament

The National Election Office published the final composition of the new Hungarian parliament. From this we see that Fidesz has 134 seats, Jobbik has 25, MSZP-P has 20, the Democratic Coalition (DK) won 9 and LMP has 8. In addition, the now all-but-defunct Együtt party has one MP, there is one Independent (supported by the left) and the German minority list will send one MP to parliament as well.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:02

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"Opposition" LMP has contributed to Fidesz supermajority

Candidate coordination in Budapest and Pest county among Hungary's so-called democratic opposition would have denied Fidesz a two-thirds parliamentary majority, reports index.hu. Official election data published on valasztas.hu indicates that democratic opposition candidates could have won in all 18 Budapest electoral districts had LMP and more small parties withdrawn their candidates in a timely manner in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 14th districts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:35

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LMP's, Jobbik's, Socisalists' leaders resign

Monday morning — mere hours after an election that returned Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz with a two thirds majority — the knives were already out for Gábor Vona of Jobbik.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:32

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Another two thirds super majority for Fidesz amidst historic turnout

Preliminary election results project a two-thirds Fidesz victory. Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz has a stronger base than ever, while the crisis of the opposition is going to deepen further.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2018 06:54

Read more: Another two thirds super majority for Fidesz amidst historic turnout

Contradictory polls - Median, Publicus

Pollsters in Hungary might have some explaining to do after Sunday's elections. However all of them show the Democratic Coalition above the 5% treshold.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:51

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