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A majority of Hungarians don’t want a change of government

January 30th, 2024

A left-wing columnist urges the opposition to show a convincing alternative to Hungarian voters.

In Népszava, Gábor Czene finds the results of a recent public opinion poll contradictory. Over 50 percent of respondents see things moving in the wrong direction in Hungary, while only a minority 48 percent would prefer a change in government. The fragmented forces of the opposition, he writes, will be no match for Fidesz in the June European elections. He urges them to be more active ‘on the ground’, pinpointing problems that are meaningful for the electorate. Recent instances where Hungarian employees have been replaced by a workforce imported from Asia, he suggests, might offer the opposition an opportunity to show how one can protect the interests of the domestic workforce without resorting to xenophobic rhetoric.



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