2015.02.11.   Hajba Máté
Hungary Stands At A Crossroads Between Authority And Liberty

Hungary has been headed down a path toward a Vladimir Putin–style authoritarian state for the past few years, ever since Prime Minister Viktor Orbán took power in 2010. Driven by a supermajority of the governing party, Fidesz, Hungary’s government has settled into a status quo bolstered by self-serving propaganda and corruption of the rule of law. A series of scandals has opened the eyes of many previously uninterested citizens, though, allowing an opposition movement to take root. Hungarians have not given up on regaining their freedoms.