Anti-Soros Campaign Gives Viktor Orban's Party A Supermajority In Hungary

GETTYVictor Orban is a bigger challenge to the future of the European Union than Brexit

GETTYVictor Orban is a bigger challenge to the future of the European Union than Brexit

That would allow Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrats, to push through the so-called "Stop Soros" bills, said Janos Halasz, the party's parliamentary spokesman.

"Our association will continue its activities for as long as people in dire straits ask us for help", the group said.

"It is entirely clear.from the election result that Hungarians have decided that only they can decide with whom they want to live in Hungary, and the government will stick to this position".

"The election, in my view, also. decided that the Hungarian government must stand up for a Europe of nations and not for a 'United States of Europe, '" the PM said.

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen said Orban's victory was yet another rejection of "the change of values and the mass immigration extolled by the European Union".

Chancellor Angela Merkel's response contrasted sharply with that of Seehofer, who as Bavarian prime minister was her chief antagonist during the migration crisis of 2015-2016.

Viktor Orban, leader of Hungary's far-right Fidesz party was reelected prime minster after his party won a supermajority in Hungary's parliament, the Washington Post reported.

On Origo.hu, a formerly independent website now owned by government allies, stories promoted Mr Orban while also focusing on migration. "It serves the single goal of making Fidesz the only political actor which can dominate public discourse in Hungary". Now, with two-thirds of the sits in Hungary's parliament held by his party, he can effectively rewrite the country's constitution how he likes. Orban is also pursuing his stated goal of turning Hungary into an "illiberal state" modeled on countries like Russian Federation and Turkey.

Election observers noted as much in a report on the voting.

The overlapping campaigns, which demonized migrants, "blurred the line between state and party", he said.

Commenting on the elections, monitors of Europe's security organization OSCE said voters had a wide range of political options, "but intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign financing constricted the space for genuine political debate". "Within those, we will do everything that serves the interests of the Hungarian people". "However, human rights is an ideal, and it can not be shut down".

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