Hungary To Hold Parliamentary Elections
A Fidesz-party sponsored poster featuring a montage of billionaire investor George Soros (C) posing with (L to R) Politics Can Be Different (Lehet Mas a Politika, or LMP) party candidate Bernadett Szel, former Hungarian prime minister and Democratic Coalition (Hungarian: Demokratikus Koalicio, or DK) party candidate Ferenc Gyurcsany, Jobbik party candidate Gabor Vona, and Dialogue for Hungary (Parbeszed Magyarorszagert) party candidate Gergely Karacsony, all holding bolt cutters after having cut the border fence behind them, hangs prior to the upcoming Hungarian parliamentary elections on April 8, on March 20, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orban faces only a few disorganized opposition parties standing in the way of a possible third term, although the popularity of his own, Fidesz, once a liberal student movement and now advocating an increasingly anti-immigrant, anti-European Union platform after dominating Hungarian politics on both national and local levels since 2010, has fallen since December. It suffered a surprising setback last month in its southern town stronghold of Hodmezovasarhely, when an opposition-backed independent won an easy victory, giving hope to other contenders for success in the national elections in early April.
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