‘More Hungarians share Viktor Orban’s anti-immigration stance than just his party supporters’

The landslide victory for the party of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has been criticized within the EU and cheered by Euroskeptics, but most agree that it was his stance on the European migrant crisis that secured the popular support.

The decisive election win for the Fidesz Party was “a surprise,” to Gabor Stier, political commentator for the Hungarian Magyar Nemzet newspaper, who says Orban used people’s fear of immigrants to secure the win.

“Everybody was sure that Orban and Fidesz would achieve victory. But getting two thirds of the ballot (133 seats out of 199 in the parliament) for the third time in a row was more than they expected themselves,” he said.

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