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How Viktor Orban degraded Hungary’s weak democracy

The roots of democracy in Hungary are shallow.

  • John Shattuck
  • The Conversation

That’s been especially clear in the last nine years, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban has created a repressive and increasingly authoritarian state, operating under a pretense of democracy.

In recent weeks the political situation has become volatile.

By early 2019 the Hungarian government was the target of a series of major demonstrations in Budapest and other Hungarian cities.

A flash point was a new labor law allowing employers to compel overtime to make up for the country’s labor shortage.

The shortage was…

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