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Orbanism at its limits? Hungary’s referendum has exposed the first cracks in Viktor Orban’s rule

Bojar, Abel (2016) Orbanism at its limits? Hungary’s referendum has exposed the first cracks in Viktor Orban’s rule. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

On 2 October, Hungary held a referendum on whether it would accept proposed EU quotas for the resettlement of refugees. Around 98 per cent of voters who participated in the referendum rejected the quotas, but the turnout fell below the 50 per cent threshold required for referendums to be valid. Abel Bojar suggests the result constitutes one of the first cracks in Hungary’s semi-authoritarian regime, whose powerful get-out-the-vote machinery failed to produce the required level of support. He argues that Viktor Orban’s success has been built on four distinct types of control, and that his control over at least one of these areas – the political arena – may now be slipping away.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70210

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