Hungary, setback for Orban. Magyar's shock | EUROtoday

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Unexpected setback for Viktor Orban within the European elections: Fidesz, the prime minister's celebration, regardless of beating the opposition, stopped at 43.8% of the votes, dropping round eight proportion factors in comparison with 5 years in the past. And falling again – once more in line with the exit polls – to 11 seats from the 13 obtained in 2019. Great outcome as a substitute for Peter Magyar, Orban's former advisor who in a couple of months, after leaving Fidesz, introduced his celebration, Tisza , to win 31% of the vote and 7 seats within the EU Parliament. “The result we obtained shows that Orban can be fought, that Fidesz's excessive power is over,” Magyar mentioned instantly, underlining the big turnout on the polls.

Throughout the marketing campaign, Viktor Orban had tried to show the European elections right into a referendum on battle and peace. Also to cover the scandals inside his authorities and obscure the anti-corruption problem launched by Magyar, a lawyer who after years of militancy in Fidesz broke with Orban and crammed the squares with demonstrations in opposition to the federal government, as had occurred for at the very least 15 years.

Vladimir Putin's ties with Russia – private and financial – have remoted the Hungarian prime minister throughout the EU. And they fueled the federal government's propaganda, made up of concern of the battle and assaults “on the war policies of Brussels and Washington”.

“The results will tell us how the European people think about war and peace,” mentioned Orban, sure of the triumph of the populist proper in energy in Hungary since 2010. In Orban's imaginative and prescient “peace can be achieved if the forces of peace win in Europe and the United States”, that’s, the pro-Russian sovereignists and Donald Trump.

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Magyar as a substitute acquired from the European vote the reply on which to construct – with Tisza, Respect and Freedom – the problem to Orban within the subsequent nationwide elections in 2026. “Hungarians are tired of Orban's corruption, lies and propaganda”, he mentioned Magyar.