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Many Hungarians see themselves as victims of the EU and IMF – that made the popular populist Orbán. From him the most are disappointed, but alternatives are scarce.

Supporters of the far-right Jobbik party set fire to a European flag.

A large demonstration against the European Union and for the reigning Premier – there is something rare in Europe. On Saturday was just that in Budapest, 100,000 people demonstrated for their right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. “An appropriate response and powerful on the smear campaign by leftist forces,” it said in a statement to Members of European Parliament from the ruling Fidesz party. A few days later that Orbán then had to report to EU Commission President Barroso. If Western Europe, where the policy of the populist Orban criticized, that is a false picture of the country? What do people in Hungary, anyway?

The fact is that maintaining a remarkable number of Hungary, a diffuse but strong enemy, one that is marked by foreign domination by the EU, the IMF and the financial markets. Behind this are fears that go well in the Hungarian history and today mythicized reception. It also reflects a kind of overwhelmed by the everyday concerns of Hungary can answer with easy answers and clear front lines.

84 percent believe the country on a false path

The latest opinion polls, however, paint a different picture than the one from Saturday in Budapest. Orban was also equipped than 2010 hopefuls with a very strong majority, the agreement has been halved to his policies within eighteen months. 84 percent of the total population are of the opinion that the country is on the wrong path. The paradox is that this also include the figures for a large portion of those needs, which would always give the ruling party nor their voice. It also shows that the sense of reality in Hungary is large enough.

In the Sunday issue of the Ipsos institute would the ruling party Fidesz to 39 percent of the vote (2010: 54 percent), followed by the Socialists (MSZP) with 26 percent (20 percent). The far-right Jobbik with 22 percent of the MSZP close behind (17 percent). The data of other institutions to see something more Fidesz, MSZP and Jobbik par at around 20 percent. The really shocking figure is that currently almost two thirds of eligible voters did not want to vote. And just on the edge: With the new electoral law would Fidesz – with the same proportion of votes – not only to 67 percent, but even at 78 percent of the seats.

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