Hungary has slipped down the rankings in Transparency International’s annual survey of corruption. It was 66th last year, above only Bulgaria in the EU and down from 48th in 2014 when Orban won his third term in power. The government in Budapest said the results reflected bias against the two EU countries that opposed immigration and had built fences on their borders.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the self-styled godfather of the European populist boom that’s now upended Italy, isn’t used to defeats. So when voters in a small agricultural city overwhelmingly voted for an opponent for mayor for the first time in 20 years on Feb. 25, it sent shockwaves through the political establishment. No poll had predicted such a rebellion by voters complaining of rampant cronyism, much less in a stronghold of Orban’s party.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party suffered a shock defeat in a closely-watched mayoral race that may energize a fragmented opposition six weeks before a parliamentary ballot. The by-election on Sunday in Hodmezovasarhely, a ruling-party stronghold of about 45,000 in southeast Hungary where Fidesz has ruled uninterrupted for the past two decades, showed Orban’s vulnerability when an otherwise fragmented opposition bands together behind a common candidate.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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