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Andras Bozoki on the Lessons of the Hungarian Elections

With this level of credibility of opposition parties, in such a party-state system and foreign policy situation, it was impossible to defeat Fidesz in Hungary, our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki said in an interview with HVG.

He talked about the deep divisions in the society, the infrastructural advantage of the governing party, and argued that “the opposition's big mistakes led to its defeat, but (…) it was doomed to lose after a decade of anti-democratic destruction.”

He thinks that if the conditions remain unchanged, then Fidesz cannot be defeated in the near future, but there is no point in predicting the longer term, because radical transformations come unexpectedly, and there were examples of collapsing state parties.

Read the full interview (in Hungarian, subscription may be required) here.

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