Sticks in the spokes of the “booth revolution”

Don't always agree: Vice-President of the European Parliament Lambrinidis, President of Hungary Schmitt, President of the European Commission Barroso and Prime Minister of Hungary Orbán. (f.l.t.r.) Image: European Commission, Dudás Szabolcs. Licence: Creative Commons BY 2.0. Original: Flickr.

March 24, 2011
Kristóf Szombati

This is the first piece of a series of articles in which the author intends to lift the veil on significant social, political and cultural transformations since the right-wing government came to power in Hungary. His main concern here is to assess and explain the political situation in Hungary. The next pieces will focus on specific issues, such as the new constitution, the transformation of the state, and the ethnicization of social tensions on the country’s socio-economic periphery. The text is written from the perspective of a long-time member of the Hungarian green movement  who co-founded the “Lehet Más a Politika” (LMP) party.

Kristóf Szombati (EcoPolis Foundation) is co-founder of the green party LMP (“Lehet Más a Politika“)

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