Five Reasons Why Opposition Will Win in Hungary and Five Why It Will Not

Campaign vibes from turbo-folk mode to a sleeper that must awaken

15 February 2022

The opposition’s great opportunity is that there is no real alternative against Orbán with a winning chance.

How is it possible that after 12 years of Fidesz’s rule — which is generally described as authoritarian — the governing party still has a great potential to conquer again? First, we provide five takeaway points on why Fidesz has significant chances to win again, followed by another five on the opposition’s opportunities for a regime change.

‘Hungary is going forward, not in reverse.’ The main campaign slogan of the governing Fidesz party mingles two messages — the economic success of Orbán’s governance and the negative image of opposition politician Ferenc Gyurcsány’s administration (from before 2010) playing the main antagonist. 

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Ádám Kolozsi

Marcin Król Fellow at Visegrad Insight. Journalist and researcher based in Budapest, Hungary and currently working at Telex.hu. His focus usually covers the social sciences, history, politics and international relations.

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