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Roundtable on the Hungarian elections

Dates:
  • Thu 12 Apr 2018 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-04-12 17:00 2018-04-12 19:00 Europe/Paris Roundtable on the Hungarian elections

Chair: Dorothee Bohle (Professor, SPS)


On April 8, 2018 Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party secured its third consecutive term in the Hungarian parliament by a large majority. Counting all elections since 2010, this is the seventh electoral victory at municipal, national and European parliamentary elections. This makes Fidesz the most successful illiberal, nationalist and xenophobic party in Europe. Remarkably, in contrast to the electoral authoritarianisms of Russia or Turkey, these successes have been achieved without open repression or systematic large-scale electoral fraud, even if changes in electoral rules, gerrymandering, and voter intimidation have provided advantages for the ruling party. What explains Fidesz’ continuous electoral success? What are the implications of the most recent victory for Hungary’s political regime, its economic, social and European policies, and for Europe as a whole? Is there a way back to liberal democracy in Hungary, and what would it take? The roundtable seeks to shed light on these questions.

This is the second event in a series of Roundtables on East European politics

Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Chair: Dorothee Bohle (Professor, SPS)


On April 8, 2018 Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party secured its third consecutive term in the Hungarian parliament by a large majority. Counting all elections since 2010, this is the seventh electoral victory at municipal, national and European parliamentary elections. This makes Fidesz the most successful illiberal, nationalist and xenophobic party in Europe. Remarkably, in contrast to the electoral authoritarianisms of Russia or Turkey, these successes have been achieved without open repression or systematic large-scale electoral fraud, even if changes in electoral rules, gerrymandering, and voter intimidation have provided advantages for the ruling party. What explains Fidesz’ continuous electoral success? What are the implications of the most recent victory for Hungary’s political regime, its economic, social and European policies, and for Europe as a whole? Is there a way back to liberal democracy in Hungary, and what would it take? The roundtable seeks to shed light on these questions.

This is the second event in a series of Roundtables on East European politics


Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Roundtable

Speaker:
Prof. Dorothee Bohle (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Endre Borbath (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Theresa Elena Gessler (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Prof. Gábor Halmai (EUI - Law Department)
Research Fellow Abel Bojar

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail
 
 

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