Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won the 2018 elections after his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament.
With 85% of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, had secured 133 of the 199 seats in the legislature, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who heads the increasingly anti-migration style Fidesz party, has spearheaded his campaign for re-election by taking aim at NGO’s, refugees, migrants and the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros.
Orban has campaigned heavily on his unyielding anti-migration policies. He claims that the opposition is collaborating with the United Nations, the European Union and wealthy philanthropist George Soros to turn Hungary into an “immigrant country,” threateningits security and Christian identity.
Orban won his fourth term overall on a platform that openly demonized migrant flows into Europe. In Hungary, Orban’s campaign was very successful, according analysts.
In Italy, recent elections were also interpreted as a successful showing for populist and far-right parties in that country, and last year, the far right Freedom Party of Austria became a coalition partner after striking a deal with the right-wing Austrian People’s Party.
Al Jazeera Network / AA Magnum Analyst News 2018.