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Two Orbán Allies Come Up Short in French and Slovene Elections

“Liberal political forces won in two European elections on Sunday,” writes 444. “In France, Emmanual Macron was re-elected president for another five years, while in Slovenia, a green-liberal party that started last year will form a government.”

“This is unpleasant news from the perspective of the Hungarian government. The French election was important for Viktor Orbán because it was a chance for a leader ideologically allied with him to finally come to power in large EU member state, and one of its founders.”

“Likewise, Sunday’s Slovenian election result doesn’t help Orbán’s European efforts either. The green-liberal victory means that Janez Jansa, a Christian democratic politician who was an important ally for Orbán, will likely no longer be prime minister.” [444]

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