The coalition did not work, the opposition received a bigger slap in the face than in 2018


The coalition was implemented, but it turned out that in this system, which Fidesz had set up, it was not working – the results of the election were assessed by political analyst Richard the Great of St. Petersburg, who said that we could not even talk about a relatively free election.

Unexpectedly, the opposition received a bigger slap in the election in Sunday’s election than in 2018. According to political analyst Richard the Great in St. Petersburg, one of the reasons for this was the pre-election, from which the six parties expected the voter base to be forged. on the other hand, he moved the voting base unnecessarily half a year before the election.

“The parties have suffocated, with only Péter Márki-Zay campaigning for the April ballot,” the analyst explained. – Moreover, who were not placed by the opposition voters, but by the sympathizers of Budapest and the capital over-represented in the pre-election, forcing their will on the people of the countryside. But the coalition of the parties did not work properly either. Jobbik has taken on a difficult task with the partisanship of the people, which has not been a bad thing for them, another issue is that the extremists they left have now brought our country into the country, vaccination.

Richard the Great of St. Petersburg remarked that all this was due to the fact that due to the administrative obstacles affecting the opposition and the amazing dominance of the governmental government, we could not even speak of a relatively free election in which the concept of opposition could have worked.

“The will of the opposition voters and the coalition have been realized, but it has turned out that the system that Fidesz has set up is not working,” he added. Not only did the governing parties not govern, but they did amazing things, rushed back and forth, and for a long time their communication was confused, but in the end they managed to win over the majority of the electorate with the slogan of war or peace. The Russian-Ukrainian war has come badly for the opposition, and in times like these, everyone wants stability, not a change of government. Nevertheless, I do not think that the opposition coalition will disintegrate, the current defeat is too big, they would be very small separately, the analyst added.

As far as participation is concerned, according to him, the participation rate is completely in order nationwide, but in Budapest the opposition probably expected more, even if the balance in the capital is tilted towards them. As he said, the turnout of around 70 per cent is good, even at the domestic level, if we look at the previous elections. Apparently, many people don’t like what’s going on in the country, but it also turned out that some people weren’t happy with the alternative, he added.

“The turnout was strongly motivated by the fact that we did not reach the election of members of parliament in a calm environment, but in the shadow of a war, at the beginning of an economic crisis and at the end of an epidemic,” said Ádám Paár. We spoke to an analyst at the Center for Policy Analysis of Equality when only the data of small settlements appeared on the website of the National Electoral Office, so it seemed that the decade-long trend continued and that Fidesz remained strong in the villages not only because the countryside was more conservative than the cities. because here people feel stronger, they have no say in public affairs, they are in the hands of the NER oligarchs.

Although preliminary expert analyzes even predicted the highest turnout since the change of regime, 73.51 percent of those eligible to vote went to the polls in the second round in 2002, after Fidesz’s memorable “two million” Kossuth Square rally, the day got off to a rather difficult start: according to the National Electoral Office’s first turnout at 7 a.m., it was a fifth less than in the first hour of voting, compared to four years ago. The scissors opened even longer by eleven o’clock, but in the early afternoon, according to the NVI, the election mood increased significantly, which was presumably related to the fact that the parties stopped mobilizing and that the sun went out in several places. By 5 p.m., the gap narrowed further, with 62.92 percent voting nationwide, down from 0.29 percent in 2018.

Of the individual constituencies, over 78 per cent voted in districts 3 and 4 of Budapest, over 77 per cent were proud to participate in several agglomeration districts already mentioned above, while in rural Hódmezővásárhely, Székesfehérvár and Szombathely the turnout approached 75 per cent.


Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.

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