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As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows How Bad It Can Get

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'PM Viktor Orban has remade Hungary's political system & pioneered a model of one-party rule. His actions can be seen as part of a broader decline of democracy.Through legislative fiat and force of will, he has transformed the country into a political greenhouse for an odd kind of soft autocracy, combining crony capitalism and far-right rhetoric with a single-party political culture. E

Hungary remains a member of the European Union receiving billions of dollars in funding from the bloc. European Union officials did little as Mr. Orban transformed Hungary into what he calls an “illiberal democracy.” Now he is directly challenging the countries that have long dominated the European bloc, predicting that 2018 will be “a year of great battles.” A. His domestic political standing is largely unchallenged, partly because of changes he has made to the electoral system;'

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