WHAT IS "ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY" AND HOW IT IS IMPLEMENTED IN HUNGARY?

14.12.2018

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We present the fourth material from our cycle #international_politics_for_dummies where we explain complex international processes in simple words

In July 2014, in Romania, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made an important speech on “illiberal democracy”. He highlighted the key factors that distinguish a completely democratic "Western" system based on liberal values from what he calls the "Eastern" approach, which is based on a strong state and weak opposition. He described this model as “illiberal democracy”.