After taking power in 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. More recently, the Fidesz-led government has moved to institute policies that hamper the operations of opposition groups, journalists, universities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) whose perspectives it finds unfavorable.
Freedom in the World — Hungary Country Report
Hungary is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2020, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Hungary Country Report
Hungary is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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 2021 report.
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