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Biden provokes cautious concern on the Hungarian Right

January 27th, 2021

A pro-government columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will be able to establish ‘pragmatic relations’ with the Biden administration.

In Magyar Hírlap, Mariann Őry finds it worrisome that the new US administration has speedily introduced several measures which, in her view, place it symbolically on the side of radical groupings. These include pro-immigration executive orders, and one allowing children to use restrooms reserved for their chosen gender, as well as to compete in sports with members of the gender they choose. She approvingly quotes a Russian spokesperson who protested against the decision by the US Embassy in Moscow to post the planned route of the anti-government demonstration on its website. Öry recalls that, under President Obama, ideological differences caused frictions in US-Hungarian relations, but hopes that this time the tone will be pragmatic and that ‘the White House will learn from Obama’s mistakes’.

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