Hungary is cementing its place as the standard-bearer for right-wing nationalism in Europe and Viktor Orban’s latest triumph could lead to more anti-immigrant legislation.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban may have won a consecutive third term, but independent monitors are questioning the fairness of the elections.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe says other candidates were not able to compete equally against Viktor Orban’s party.
Orban and his Fidesz Party won Sunday’s election after campaigning on anti-immigrant message, and critics say his landslide win will now allow him to press ahead with hardline policies on immigration, including fast-tracking a law that could ban non-governmental organisations that support new arrivals.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Budapest.
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