Hungary: Why Orban Faces Another Victory

People ♦ Published: February 7, 2014; 14:07 ♦ Updated: February 7; 17:59 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the beginning of April, Hungary will hold elections. Despite a high level of dissatisfaction and political frustration, there will be no government change.

Hungary: Why Orban Faces Another Victory / Picture: ©

According to recent polls, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has no reason to fear a loss in power. On the contrary, the centre-right Fidesz party is expected to be confirmed with 50% of the votes. The socialists might reach 30% of the votes, followed by the right-wing Jobbik (15%, the Hungarian opinion pollster Median reported.

Although 45% of the respondents wish a change of…