Hungarian dissident Haraszti: Union was not ready for such a wave of antidemocracy

Orbán has been in power for 12 years now.

Miklós HarasztiMiklós Haraszti (Source: Sme)

“It seems that it is finally a chance to defeat Viktor Orbán,” said Miklós Haraszti, a former Hungarian politician, writer and dissident about the upcoming election in Hungary. “Unprecedented fellowship of the oppositionists who connected against him from the right and left political spectre, disproportionate election rights in Hungary and an almost American type of election from both sides changes it mathematically,” he added in the interview with the Sme daily.

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He also opined that Finance Ministry Igor Matovič really believed in the agreement about Sputnik V vaccines. He believed that Sputnik V is a good thing so he trusted Orbán’s home propaganda, which claimed that Hungary was successful in the fight against Covid-19 because of Sputnik V, but that was not the case, Haraszti said.

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