KCS County Risk & Threat Advisory Briefing: Hungary

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The political situation in Hungary has become increasingly authoritarian over the past decade, with Viktor Orban cementing his position across three separate landslide elections. His all-conquering Fidesz-KDNP coalition, currently holding 133 of 199 National Assembly Seats, has overseen a virulent shift towards right-wing conservatism, a concerted backsliding on democratic and liberal European values and the wholesale dismantling of Hungary’s independent institutions. This ironclad majority allows the government to push through key legislation without needing cross-party agreements and has thereby increased its control over state institutions to the detriment of civil society, checks and balances.

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