by Alison Ryan
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured a fifth overall term as the country’s leader, after his Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority – a result which has rattled the ruling liberal power base in Brussels, who are now worried about Orban’s overwhelming conservative mandate.
Orban outmatched opposition challengers, despite being repeatedly attacked by the entire mainstream media, the international left, George Soros, and even Ukrainian leader and actor Zelensky.
Under Orban, Hungary, a NATO member, has also adopted a policy of neutrality in regard to the war in Ukraine, and has forbid NATO from trafficking arms through the country en route to Ukraine. This move has angered the anti-Russian war hawks in the US and UK, as well as former comedian President Zelensky, who has heaped scorn on Orban for not being more supportive enough of NATO’s war effort.