Hungarians are voting in a general election, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban set to extend his rule after four years of rule during which his power centralization triggered clashes with the European Union.
Hungarians head to the polls today in a general election, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban leading opinion polls after four years of rule during which his power centralization triggered clashes with the European Union.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose centralization of power triggered confrontations with the European Union over the past four years, is set for an election victory that may silence critics at home and abroad.
Hungary needs a stronger forint because the current rate endangers foreign-currency borrowers, said Attila Mesterhazy, the leader of the opposition alliance preparing for the country’s April 6 general election.
Hungarian opposition leaders called on supporters at a demonstration to help reverse the election- campaign lead of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whom they accuse of undermining the rule of law and democracy.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban used a gathering of hundreds of thousands of his supporters in Budapest to galvanize efforts to turn his hefty lead in polls into a victory at the ballot box next week.
Gordon Bajnai, the Hungarian ex- premier seeking to unite opposition groups to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a 2014 election, wants to scrap the flat personal-income tax and sign a “growth pact” with banks.
Gordon Bajnai, the former Hungarian technocratic prime minister who last month formed an opposition umbrella group, said the 2014 election may be the last chance to roll back Premier Viktor Orban’s consolidation of power.
Hungary’s opposition alliance, trailing Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party ahead of an April election, agreed to phase out or overturn a spate of government measures including extraordinary industry taxes if they win.