Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has claimed victory in elections that also revealed growing support for the far right. His national-conservative Fidesz party appears to have won 44 percent of the vote.
The Hungarian election campaign has turned toxic after a Fidesz party politician posted a photo of a slaughtered pig with George Soros' name on it. Ahead of the vote in April, the rhetoric has reached a new low.
Hungarian prosecutors have charged Bela Kovacs of the far-right Jobbik party of spying on EU institutions for Russia. Kovacs, who serves as a member of the European Parliament, rejected the charges as "fantasy."
The Hungarian government has renewed its attacks on George Soros, saying Hungary faces "a frontal assault" from the US-Hungarian philanthropist. Soros said Fidesz is peddling "distortions and outright lies."
Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.
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