Hungary’s 2022 Election: Issues for Congress


Authors: Derek E. Mix
Page Range: 311-314
Published in: Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 33#4
ISSN: 1057-2309

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Hungary’s parliamentary election on April 3, 2022, resulted in a victory for the incumbent Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Fidesz defeated a six-party alliance of opposition parties, winning 53.1% of the popular vote and 135 out of 199 seats in Hungary’s unicameral parliament. The conservative-nationalist Fidesz has won the past four Hungarian elections, each with a two-thirds parliamentary supermajority, and has led the government of Hungary since 2010. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe concluded that the 2022 election was well-managed but was conducted on an uneven playing field due to overlap between state and party and the dominance of pro- government media. Orbán’s renewed leadership likely signifies continued tensions between Hungary and the rest of the European Union (EU), as well as the United States, over various issues.

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