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.
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.
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.
Gordon Bajnai, Hungary’s former prime minister who is a goalie on an amateur soccer team, broke his nose and had to be taken off the field by an ambulance after he was kicked in the face by a striker, Blikk reported, citing Bajnai’s teammates.