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a lot stronger in Hungary than in other countrues

For regional parallels, I pointed at Poland and Slovakia upthread. I note that in spite of losing both in 2007 and 2011, Kaczyński's PiS remained a major force in Poland (and currently leads the polls). Slovakia is a bit different in having its populist and ethno-nationalist parties on the left-of-centre spectrum, and their dominance of their side goes back to independence. Bulgaria and Romania also had right-populist parties taking over the role of main right-of-centre party and winning elections. As for the far right, although Jobbik holds a dark record for an EU member, PRM's 13% in the Romanian general election, 2004 was also high while Vladimir Zhirinovsky's 23% in the Russian legislative election, 1993 was worse.

consistently and not just in this election

As I said, you try to envision a long-term state from the last two elections only. Before 2010, the most an extreme-right party got was 5.5% in 1998, and they dropped as low as 2.2% in 2006. In contrast, the success of right-populist parties goes further back: they gained dominance on the right-of-centre spectrum in the aftermath of the 1995 austerity programme (where the main centre-right party hurt itself with its own austerity and autocratic impulses by the 1994 elections already), and Fidesz consolidated that vote by the time of its 2002 election loss.

enough to start changing the constitution

That's thnks to a non-proportional election system, which was all the difference in comparison to the Polish and Slovakian parallels, as pointed out upthread.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Apr 9th, 2014 at 12:47:24 PM EST
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