Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?

Source: Aljazeera

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Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?
A government billboard is seen displaying George Soros in October 2017 [Bernadett Szabo/Reuters]
With Hungarians slated to head to the polls on Sunday, the country’s parliamentary elections have been billed as another test for Europe in the face of rising anti-migrant populism.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who heads the increasingly far-right Fidesz party, has spearheaded his campaign for re-election by taking aim at NGOs, refugees, migrants and George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist.

Opposition parties have shown little promise of uniting in time to defeat the 54-year-old incumbent prime minister.

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