People in Budapest, Hungary. Editorial credit: Ceri Breeze /


Since taking power in the 2010 elections, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Alliance of Young Democrats–Hungarian Civic Union (Fidesz) party pushed through constitutional and legal changes that have allowed it to consolidate control over the country’s independent institutions.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Hungary Country Report

Hungary is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.


Freedom on the Net — Hungary Country Report

Hungary is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

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Nations in Transit — Hungary Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Hungary receives a Democracy Percentage of 45 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.