In recent weeks Fidesz, Hungary’s ruling party, has proposed legislation to tighten its hold over state-supported theaters, and further consolidated the media under central control.
This may be a response to Fidesz’s major losses in October’s mayoral races. Fidesz entered the elections holding 38 of the 47 most significant positions — but ended up with only 19.
Fidesz lost (contrary to some media coverage) because of the consolidation of the opposition vote. And it faces an important choice: whether to adapt by pursuing effective governance, or by attempting to undermine democracy.Fidesz altered the election system
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