In Latest Humiliation For Brussels, Viktor Orban Wins Hungary Elections In Landslide Victory

In the latest embarrassment for Europe's establishment, the ostracized - by Brussels - Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán, who has waged a relentless vendetta against George Soros in the past year, just won a landslide victory in Hunary's parliamentary elections.

Earlier on Sunday, 8 million Hungarians went to the polls to elect a 199-seat parliament in the 2018 general elections, which many expected would see the incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán- and his right-wing Fidesz party - win his third consecutive term. And, as covered here on numerous prior occasions, Orban's campaign had been centered around anti-immigration policies, an especially sensitive topic not only in Hungary and Central Europe, but across the old continent.

His main competitors are Gergely Karacsony, a candidate for the Socialist and Dialogue parties; and Gabor Vona of the far-right nationalist Jobbik party, or rather were because according to the Hungarian election office website, Prime Minister Orban’s ruling Fidesz party has won a sweeping, landslide victory according to preliminary results with 69% of the votes counted.

  • Fidesz with 49.5% of party-list votes, matching most pre-election opinion polls
  • Formerly far-right Jobbik second with 20% of list votes, Socialists at 11.9%
  • LMP and DK parties also poised to clear parliamentary threshold based on partial count

In other words, Orbán's Fidesz party has secured an absolute majority, and may even reach as much as a two-thirds majority of 133 seats, enough to pursue a constitutional amendment, making life for George Soros in Hungary even more unbearable.

Not surprisingly, virtually all of the Hungarian countryside voted for Orban, while in Europe's continuing polarization of cities and towns versus the countryside, the opposition won the country's urban centers.

The election outcome means that Deutsche Bank's populism tracker, already at its highest level since World War II...

... is set to rise even higher as Europe continues to reject both the "new globalized world order", and the liberal immigration worldview which Angela Merkel tried to impose on Europe in 2015, and failed miserably.

Comments

vato poco AtATrESICI Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:38 Permalink

there was a time when ZH was the absolute best thing on the web. brilliant shit, absolutely brilliant, run by a buncha very smart Tylers. backed up by the best commentariat you could imagine. 

but those Tylers packed up and moved to Brussles, I guess. you know: in Beglium.

and the dumbshits & the bots flooded the commeting zone, killing it. 

internet life

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Bes vato poco Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:46 Permalink

it's now

an echo chamber

for way too many

and for too many who need a safe space far away from real debate and any questioning of their sacrosanct beliefs

and too often a pep rally for morons

with the clout, panache, and relevance dulling away with each click-bait post and obvious lack of teeth when it matters

can't anger too much of the "base" by calling out bullshit and hypocrisy now can we

profit revenue might drop

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ldd silverer Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:01 Permalink

amazing place. spent time living and partying in budapest. every male that came to hungary were shocked into a daze by their counterparts of the opposite sex. when U2 did a concert there many of their tour group left with partners.

amzing places these eastern countries and LETS keep them that way.

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Expendable Container UnschooledAust… Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:31 Permalink

https://europeansworldwide.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/hungary-goes-to-the…

I think Orban's fantastic:

'On the eve of the national election in Hungary, Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, spoke out against Western Europe’s media censorship in an interview on national television.  

“I would have never thought, referring back to thirty years ago, when Fidesz [his party]  got established, there would come a moment, and I have to say it from Budapest: People, there is censorship in Europe. The news and information about the migration are regularly suppressed, faked and manipulated.”

According to Orban, even “at the official level, they frequently suppress such news, disable advertisements, censor such information, and the Hungarian opposition parties are part of this Western European operation”.

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Stuck on Zero TheGardener Sun, 04/08/2018 - 18:04 Permalink

It's happening all over the Western world ... countrysides are revolting against the cities.  Europe, California, Hungary, Italy, ... you name it.  Cities survive by taking the production of the rural areas and stealing it via taxes, trickery, fake commodity markets, expropriation, fees, rules, and bureaucracy. Eventually a revolutionary group forms in the deep countryside and spills into the towns and cities exterminating them. The tactics of Mao, Castro, the barbarians, etc.

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rosiescenario Stuck on Zero Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

Yes...that caught me eye, too: " Not surprisingly, virtually all of the Hungarian countryside voted for Orban, while in Europe's continuing polarization of cities and towns versus the countryside, the opposition won the country's urban centers. "

 

Just the same out here in CA. The big problem being that the vast majority of CA's population is centered in SF, LA, and Sacto. which is why someone such as MoonBeam can get elected.

 

The only just deserts I see on the horizon will happen when Calpers cannot make good on all the bureaucrats and "public servants" pensions which have been so overly inflated by the Dems.

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Oliver Klozoff Bes Sun, 04/08/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

" Not surprisingly, virtually all of the Hungarian countryside voted for Orban, while in Europe's continuing polarization of cities and towns versus the countryside, the opposition won the country's urban centers. "

 

Or why a popular vote can never exist within a Republic.

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