Opposition loses in emotive election

February 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Feb2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p2
Country Report
Country Report
The article reports that a referendum to afford citizenship rights to 5mn Hungarians living abroad, including 2.5mn in nearby European countries, has failed. Under the terms of the World War I Trianon Treaty, Hungary effectively ceded authority over two-thirds of its then territory. As a result, in the intervening years, a community of some 2.5mn ethnic Hungarians developed in Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Opposition leader Viktor Orban was the driving force in the campaign to allow ethnic Hungarians based in foreign countries to apply for passports. Having spent a significant amount of time speaking to ethnic Hungarians living in Romania, Orban is said to have closely identified with the referendum issue, and made citizenship rights a core and particularly emotive component of his party's political agenda.


Related Articles

  • How Orb�n's slow response to the far right cost him a handshake. Haraszti, Mikl�s // Budapest Business Journal;02/18/2002, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p20 

    Comments on the issues related to the refusal of the U.S. White House to grant a photo-op campaign to prime minister Viktor Orb�n in Hungary. Reason for the refusal of the U.S. White House; Factors that trigger the need for a demarcation pledge of the Hungarian premier; Opinion on the...

  • Orbán: Hungary "most united country in Europe".  // Hungary A.M.;3/17/2014, p5 

    The article reports on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections in April 2014, claiming that the country is the most united in Europe because of the parliamentary majority held by the coalition party.

  • Hungarians outside Hungary might strenghten Orbán's power base.  // Hungary A.M.;05/31/2013, p7 

    The article reports that Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban's power will possibly remain due to a Hungarian government programme that would grant ethnic Hungarians abroad the right to vote. Almost half a million members of diaspora have applied for Hungarian citizenship, giving them the right...

  • THE WORLD ON A PAGE. Varadarajan, Tunku // Newsweek;1/23/2012, Vol. 159 Issue 4, p6 

    The article offers international news briefs as of January 23, 2012. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was targeted by the chants of protesters in Budapest, Hungary. Four Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed between 2011 and 2012. Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain...

  • Despite Austrian uproar, Hungary courts far-right. Jordan, Michael J. // Christian Science Monitor;2/24/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 64, p7 

    Reports on the support of Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orban for Austria's Freedom Party leader Jorg Haider, and the European Unions careful watch of both men.

  • OUR DEAR FRIEND VIKTOR ORBAN.  // Opinion Piece in Macedonian Press;12/11/2013, p1 

    The article presents the author's views on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who turned toward nationalism and realized that the past and myths have greater importance for the majority of Hungarians than the present.

  • Orbán: More funding for culture, science.  // Hungary A.M.;11/18/2013, p1 

    The article focuses on the declaration made by the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, while attending the opening ceremony of natural science research center at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, for expansion of funding on cultural, intellectual and scientific pursuits.

  • Anti-Semitic Party Finishes Third in Hungarian Elections.  // Israel Faxx;4/ 7/2014, Vol. 22 Issue 73W, p6 

    The article reports that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on April 7, 2014 that a weekend poll victory gave him a clear mandate to continue his mission.

  • DK accuses gov't of scheme to quit the EU.  // Hungary A.M.;8/29/2014, p6 

    The article discusses deputy leader of Democratic Coalition Péter Niedermüller's comments on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government's decision to quit the European Union.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics