Democratic Deficit

March 2007
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Mar2007, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p2
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The article offers a political outlook for Hungary for 2007. Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany is determined to press ahead with healthcare reforms and pension system overhaul proposals after riots and local election losses at the end of 2006. However, the Fidesz party continues its campaign of open confrontation to Gyurcsany under the leadership of Viktor Orban. It was noted that the perceived democratic deficit is the most worrying trend in Hungarian politics.


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