August 13, 2020

Hungary opposition pledge anti-Orban 2022 election pact

Budapest (AFP) – Hungary’s six largest opposition parties pledged Thursday to form an unprecedented wide-ranging alliance to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the next general election in 2022.Opposition parties accuse the nationalist Orban of steering Hungary toward authoritarianism and away from mainstream democratic and European Union values.The self-styled “illiberal” premier has regularly clashed with the EU over alleged backsliding on rule-of-law, migration, and human rights issues.Orban has won three consecutive landslides since 2010, partly due to election rule changes he oversa…


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