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Hungary’s reaction to the Ukraine crisis illustrates the tensions within Fidesz’s foreign policy discourse ahead of April’s elections

Wachs, Johannes and Herman, Lise (2014) Hungary’s reaction to the Ukraine crisis illustrates the tensions within Fidesz’s foreign policy discourse ahead of April’s elections. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Hungarian Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 6 April. As Johannes Wachs and Lise Herman write, the Crimea crisis has inevitably formed part of the backdrop to the campaign, with over 100,000 Hungarians currently living in Ukraine. They note that the current government, led by Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party, has been slow to criticise Russia, in line with its ‘eastward shift’ in foreign policy. Yet there is a fundamental tension between Fidesz’s aim of pursuing closer relations with Russia and their anti-Communist rhetoric, which seeks to associate their parliamentary opposition with the former-Soviet past.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72065

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