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Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poland won't be another Hungary with Kaczyński

The fears that Poland will become another Hungary after the victory of Jarosław Kaczyński's national conservative PiS in the Polish general election are exaggerated, the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes is convinced: "Viktor Orbán's Budapest may be tempting for the PiS functionaries who would like to rule their state in the same way Fidesz does. But in Warsaw people live better and freer nowadays. Kaczyński won't have a majority that allows him to change the constitution and will have a hard time finding allies to make changes à la Orbán. … Warsaw won't become a Budapest. If Kaczyński tries to turn Poland into a Hungarian-style authoritarian state he will meet with far greater resistance than Orbán. And he will soon understand that - as in 2008 - his rise could be swiftly followed by a fall."

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