Lucinda Creighton: Oppressive Orbán has become everything he once deplored

It has been a long, strange road for the authoritarian Hungarian leader. The EU now needs to stand up to him and his ilk

6th December, 2020
Lucinda Creighton: Oppressive Orbán has become everything he once deplored
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán

The story of Viktor Orbán, the long-serving Hungarian prime minister, is a fascinating, if deeply depressing one. How a person can transform from freedom fighter, defender of democracy and Soviet overthrower to authoritarian leader in just 20 years or so is something of a mystery.

His story was genuinely inspiring. It resonated with many young people because it demonstrated a courageous and outspoken young leader, who stood up to an oppressive communist regime.

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