Hungary’s strongman, who echoes Trump’s rhetoric, will visit White House
Monday, 13 May 2019 () 49 minutes ago WASHINGTON — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is widely accused of undermining his country’s democratic institutions, is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump on Monday, the latest authoritarian leader to get a White House invitation. Although Hungary is a European Union member and a NATO ally, Orban has become notorious for his attacks on the media, academia, the judiciary and other democratic institutions since he became prime minister in 2010. “He’s really hollowed out the democratic underpinnings of Hungary and is seeking to do so across Europe,” said Sarah Margon, the Washington director of Human Rights Watch. Partly as a result,...
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