Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere

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  • Owen Jones
  • The Guardian

Is Hungary still a democracy?

It was a question I posed to Nóra Köves, an activist with the pro-democracy Eötvös Károly Institute, in the Castro Bistro café in central Budapest.

Orban 2b“I wouldn’t say that, no. Not, I think, any more. We are heading to a kind of dictatorship, but we are not there yet. We are somewhere between.”

That was in the winter of 2016, a few months after the institute had discovered that it had been professionally bugged.

A year and a…

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