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What I don't understand... I mean, I've read about the absolutely horrific massacre of the Hungarian constitution which Fidesz and Orban have presided over, which makes it absolutely perfectly clear that they are genuinely bad people, not just that they have different opinions on the issues, but that they don't accept the "over-ideology" of liberal democracy.

And in your article above you have provided some explanations for their popularity, that they took a stand against austerity, that the opposition is weak, and so on. But Fidesz was popular before austerity too, yes? And the opposition has, I suppose, not always been fragmented? And on top of this you have Jobbik, which is quite awfully popular, despite the fact that Fidesz should be able to absorb these kind of voters quite comfortably.

What I'm trying to say is that it feels to me like we still lack the X-factor, the answer to the question: why is Fidesz/Orban/Jobbik so massively popular in Hungary, really? Is two thirds of the population suffering from intense post-Trianon bitterness, or what?

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by Starvid on Mon Apr 7th, 2014 at 07:21:18 PM EST
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