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Edit Zgut-Przybylska on the Polish Privatization Referendum

“The overarching goal of the Polish referendum is to exploit anti-German sentiments and identity-based anxieties centered around migration,” our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska said to AP.

“The Polish referendum echoes referendums held by Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has used them to mobilize support for anti-migrant and anti-LGBTQ+ policies amid a larger erosion of democracy,” she argued. “It has the same populist purpose: to consolidate power by polarizing society with panic-mongering disinformation,” she continued.

“While Orban is depicting Brussels and Soros as the corrupt enemy, the Polish government claims the opposition is collaborating with Germany to undermine the ‘will of the people,’” she added.

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