Press Roundup: Speculations about Foreign Interference in Hungarian Elections – Hungary Today

Posted: January 24, 2022 at 10:09 am

A pro-government columnist fears that foreign agencies including the CIA may interfere in the Hungarian election to help the opposition. The leading liberal weekly finds such accusations absurd, and points out that it is the government that created a network of foreign supporters.

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Magyar Nemzets Lszl Szcs praises Tucker Carlsons documentary Hungary vs. Soros, which is set to be aired on Fox News, and the right-wing hosts interview with Foreign Minister Szijjrt. Szcs believes that Carlson paints a much fairer picture of Hungary than liberal media outlets that, in Szcs interpretation, are engaged in an ideological war against the Hungarian government. He agrees with Carlsons remark that the Hungarian government and its liberal critics are engaged in a civilizational war. Szcs recalls that earlier in January, left-wing campaign strategist Gbor Bruck suggested that if the opposition parties have a real chance of winning the April election, the CIA and other US agencies may interfere and help them to victory. Szcs concludes by suggesting that US government agencies under President Biden and liberal media may launch a coordinated attack to weaken the Hungarian governing party.

Heti Vilggazdasg ridicules the suggestion that foreign actors may meddle in the Hungarian elections to help the opposition to power. The liberal weekly contends that the government wants to brush off any foreign criticism by framing it as illegitimate interference in Hungarian national business. Heti Vilggazdasg also accuses Fidesz of trying to create a network of right-wing conservatives, including Brazilian President Bolsonaro, former US President Trump, and the Conservative Political Action Conference in the US, as symbolic resources in the election campaign. The weekly adds that the government even tried to frame French President Macrons recent visit to suggest that he is supportive of Prime Minister Orbn. The opposition parties have no resources to create such a network of foreign supporters, the liberal weekly concludes.

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