Articles by: Christopher Adam

Lajos Kósa

Another day, another Fidesz corruption scandal — Lajos Kósa and the mysterious 4.35 billion euros

Lajos Simicska, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s former college roommate and best-friend-turned-worst-enemy, has decided to air the ruling party’s dirty laundry in the weeks ahead of the national elections in April. The Magyar Nemzet conservative daily newspaper produced what it says is a notarized document showing that someone (the name on the document is covered) entrusted Fidesz MP and Minister Lajos Kósa […]

by · March 13, 2018 · Politics
Kálmán Petőcz

Hungarians in Slovakia outraged by Orbán’s comments on alleged Soros plot

Slovakia is in political turmoil after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova. Mr. Kuciak was investigating corruption within the government of Prime Minister Robert Fico and connections between those in power to the Calabrian Mafia. Remarkably, the seven suspects arrested in connection to the murder were all released without charges. Mr. Fico’s Hungarian coalition partner, the […]

by · March 12, 2018 · East
Barna Pál Zsigmond

Fidesz candidate in Budapest warns of looming Muslim takeover

Barna Pál Zsigmond, the Fidesz candidate in the Budapest suburb of Újpest, fears that a Muslim takeover of Hungarian cities is on the horizon and asserted that the only way to stop it is to vote for Hungary’s ruling far-right party on 8th April. Speaking in a brief campaign video filmed in front of a church, and accompanied by somber […]

by · March 11, 2018 · Politics
Meet Szabolcs and Anett Hollender. Szabolcs is a candidate for one bogus party and his wife is a candidate for another.

The fiasco of Hungary’s bogus political parties

In the April national elections, the voting ballot given to citizens to select a party list may be the size of a tablecloth. Forty parties claim to have successfully nominated at least 27 candidates in constituencies spread across a minimum of nine counties and Budapest to be able to field a party list in April. One hopes that the National […]

by · March 8, 2018 · Politics
Hungarians deface a government anti-Soros billboard. It now reads: Don't let there be a line-up at the toilet. Vomit from the government propaganda at home!"

Orbán bans Fidesz politicians from attacking George Soros

The international alt-right, which has come to view Viktor Orbán as a beacon of hope, will be sorely disappointed this morning. According to the conservative Magyar Nemzet daily, Fidesz party headquarters issued a directive to all government politicians expressly prohibiting them from posting negative commentary about George Soros on social media. Viktor Orbán’s decision to end a two-and-a-half year long […]

by · February 28, 2018 · Politics
Péter Márki-Zay on election night in Hódmezővásárhely.

A small Hungarian town exposed the fallacy of the Orbán regime

János Lázár, the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, tried to find a silver lining in the 16-point landslide defeat that the ruling Fidesz party suffered on home turf–in the solidly conservative town of Hódmezővásárhely. Before congratulating the united opposition’s candidate, Péter Máki-Zay, Mr. Lázár kept repeating that Fidesz had not lost any votes in this elections. With 9,468 votes […]

by · February 26, 2018 · Politics
Péter Márki-Zay on February 25th.

Uprising in Hungary — Orbán regime suffers historic defeat in its most loyal bastion

Viktor Orbán’s party knew Sunday morning that it was in serious trouble, and of all places in its most loyal bastion, the town of Hódmezővásárhely (population 47,000). This is a city that has been ruled by Fidesz or the right since 1990. Péter Márki-Zay, the independent candidate for mayor supported by the entire opposition, bumped into his rival for the […]

by · February 25, 2018 · Politics
Photo: Országos Roma Önkormányzat.

The growth of Hungary’s Roma minority — A fascinating new study

Hungary’s Roma minority has doubled in size over 25 years, according to a study conducted by researchers at Debrecen University for an academic journal entitled Területi Statisztika. What makes this study truly compelling is its unique methodology. Numbers compiled during the national census routinely underestimate the size of Hungary’s Roma community–the country’s largest minority group–as respondents often choose not to […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Culture
Hungary's team wins gold at the Winter Olympics. Photo: MTI / Zsolt Czeglédi.

Chinese-Hungarian brothers win gold for Hungary at Winter Olympics

For the first time since 1980, Hungary has won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, thanks to the performance of a four-man team in short track speed skating in Gangneung, South Korea. The team set an Olympic record of 6 minutes 31.971 seconds in the men’s 5,000 metre relay and its members included Viktor Knoch and Csaba Burján, as well as […]

by · February 22, 2018 · Culture
Závecz Research

Polling data: Fidesz support drops slightly

A new Závecz Research poll shows that Fidesz support is down by one percent, while the number of Hungarians who would like a change in government rose by three percent, from 40% to 43%, based on polling data gathered in February. It’s worth noting that this was the last poll conducted prior to the official launch of the election campaign. […]

by · February 21, 2018 · Politics