The fragmented official opposition, mainly comprised of colourless liberals and social democrats, finds itself dancing a death tango with the combined, increasingly powerful forces of the right, and each year sees the couple move closer to the brink of an as-yet unknown abyss.

Carl Rowlands, Guardian: “Hungary’s rabid right is taking the country to a political abyss – The left has found no response to the right’s attacks on Gypsies, its virulent antisemitism and its xenophobic Christian nationalism”