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Népszabadság - Hungary | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Orbán and society equally cowardly

The right-wing conservative Hungarian head of government Viktor Orbán is spineless, refusing to give interviews to critical media, the anti-government daily Népszabadság writes. But Hungarian society is just as spineless for allowing Orbán to remain in office even as he was scrupulously expanding his power, the paper concludes: "There are few people in this country who can remember the last time Viktor Orbán gave a real interview, or in other words faced the unpleasant questions of a critical journalist. Orbán has avoided the critical press like the plague for many years now. This is cowardly behaviour. … But the members of the church, the doctors, the police, the customs officers, railway employees, trade unionists, big families, same-sex partners, artists and culture propagators, retailers and farmers who have passively allowed Viktor Orbán to impose his policies on them are also cowardly."

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