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Zsuzsanna Végh, Malisa Zora Zobel: Eyes wide shut: The CDU/CSU’s ignorance of Orbán’s illiberal politics

Abstract

The re-election of Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party in the April 2018 national parliamentary elections in Hungary has reinstated pressure on democracy in the European Union as it has reinforced a leader who has been systematically curbing political freedoms and civic liberties ever since in power. While such developments in Poland have quickly prompted criticism and action from the EU institutions, the democratic backsliding in Hungary could unfold without major obstacles since 2010. In their guest contribution, Zsuzsanna Végh and Malisa Zobel argue that Orbán’s Christian democratic allies in Germany, the CDU/CSU, bear a particular responsibility in the process: their continued reluctance to set and enforce red lines further facilitates the dismantling of Hungarian democracy.

Author Zsuzsanna Végh, Malisa Zora Zobel
Title Eyes wide shut: The CDU/CSU’s ignorance of Orbán’s illiberal politics
Year 2018
Website WZB Democracy Blog

Affiliation

Lehrstuhl Professur für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Citation

Zsuzsanna Végh, Malisa Zora Zobel: Eyes wide shut: The CDU/CSU’s ignorance of Orbán’s illiberal politics. In: WZB Democracy Blog 2018.