Political power is poison. More political power is more poison. It’s a little wonder that Fidesz and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are not terminally ill yet.
If the elections were held in Hungary this Sunday then Fidesz would repeat, or actually improve, its 2014 result when they achieved a supermajority (that is two thirds of the seats) as they did in 2010.
One may daydream about a grassroot political force, about healthy competition in Hungary’s political life, but now there are simply no signs in Hungary for an electable alternative to Fidesz. This is bad for Fidesz, this is bad for the country but it’s a lot, lot better than the prospect of a “left-liberal”, that is MSZP-DK-PM-LMP-Együtt government. Or of a Jobbik government.