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Renata Uitz: Hungary’s 2022 Elections: Prospects for Political and Constitutional Change

“An upcoming referendum in Hungary, coinciding with national elections, will test the popular support of Prime Minister Viktor Orban,” our Co-Director Renata Uitz writes in her article on ConstitutionNet.

As she argues, the referendum will “potentially provide a veneer of democratic support for anti-LGBTQI+ measures being challenged by the European Commission.”

“Meanwhile, previously fractured opposition parties have united behind a candidate, Peter Marki-Zay, who is running on a platform of constitutional change to restore constitutional democracy,” she continues, adding that “the upcoming elections and referendum therefore pit Orban (seeking a fourth consecutive term) against a united opposition and, consequently, offer opposing visions for the future of Hungary.”

Read the full article here.

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