Spanish newspaper ABC, British public service BBC, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and German newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung and the British newspaper Financial Times discussed Friday with Hungary on Sunday elections.
“No one can doubt the Viktor Orbán’s political talent and strength, who made a small country like Hungary a reference to a number of Europeans critical of the EU,” said the small conservative newspaper ABC ABC. In the text, which relates to Hermann Tertsch’s Budapest Special Adviser Orbán based on his campaign on immigration successes, the paper underlined that in Europe more and more people would like a leader like Orbán who says without fear what they think but does not dare to pronounce. Orbán’s economic policy works, and most of the country favors today’s Hungarian society against what he has seen in Western Europe.
According to ABC, the “Orbian option”, which has the same future in Hungary as in other parts of Europe, is corruption in the Achilles heel.
A widespread backdrop of the April 8 election in Hungary was on BBC’s news portal on Friday by Nick Thorpe, a media correspondent from the UK public service media. The man who says that the book “Occupy Europe” presents Viktor Orbán’s political career, presents the current Hungarian situation and gives a historical insight into Hungary’s recent past, as well as the favorable economic situation, but also corruption accusations, media law criticized by many and attacks on civil society organizations .
Viktor Orbán has pushed his personality into European policy, the prime minister is widely regarded by those who want to protect national sovereignty from globalization – the BBC wrote, adding that his historical judgment will depend on whether he eventually finds himself on the winning or losing side . If the Visegrád countries are strengthened and are able to form a counterweight against the French vision of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, then Orbán can “rest assured”. And if your critics finally get to the point that you were right when you identified a migration as “a curse”, you can advertise victory. But if EU funding is to be respected in the future in respect of European values, or if the Hungarians are tired of authoritarian power, Viktor Orbán will “stay with you” – read this article.
The conservative German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published the Orbán Voting article on Stephan Löwenstein’s article. The author stressed that there is no doubt that Viktor Orbán and Fidesz in the last eight years have largely transformed the state and the laws, “for their own benefit”, but the decision whether to continue the work of the former government “even” the eight million voters and the press in the media also shows that they have freedom of expression. Among the others, he said: it is news itself that the choice is exciting, but it is still the most likely scenario that Orban will have the majority.
He added that “Orbán’s Hungary is far from the weight category in the European ring” and the Prime Minister receives a lot more attention in the foreign, especially in the German-language press than the leaders of similar countries. Usually it has a “bad press”, but it has been used in domestic politics, the FAZ wrote.
The liberal Süddeutsche Zeitung published the title of Peter Münch, titled “Hungary and the rest of the wicked world”, according to which Orban has long been successful in building “the fear of migrants and the dark powers”, but the opposition has recently strengthened. He explained that Orbán, based on fear, sought to encourage voters in favor of his party, and made it easier for him to “put most media under his rule in recent years and to create the + illiberal state + by the state’s rebuilding”, and in all key positions “loyal followers and the economy is dominated by a network of friendly oligarchs. ”
Thus, until recently, he had no doubt that he would win the election again after 2010 and 2014, but eventually he was antagonist of the PMP candidate of the MSZP Dialogue, Gergely Karácsony, “he writes. He adds that most observers account for Orban’s victory, which, however, “will be much less glorious than in 2014”.
The British newspaper, the Financial Times (FT), in the Internet article considers that the issue of Sunday elections for opposition parties, the media and Hungarian civil society is not just about whether Viktor Orbán will win the elections. Recent covert threats, leaked media and new legislation already submitted are critical
that the new victory could encourage the Fidesz government to stand up to a stronger stance on the European Union, democracy and the rule of law – writes Neil Buckley. The article quotes Viktor Orbán, who stressed that “after the election, we will be satisfied, morality, politics and rights”. He also dealt with the Hungarian elections in the FT news bulletin, stating that the most likely outcome of the surveys would be Orbán’s parliamentary majority. Viktor Orbán, the “far-right Prime Minister”, clashed with the European Union’s ambition to build illiberal democracy. His opponents are accused of growing corruption during his two government cycles. Orbán has taken the media in an authoritarian manner, so there are few independent voices left, “he added.
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