The ‘unexpected competitor’ in Hungary’s upcoming elections, Péter Márki-Zay, is strengthening its profile, both internally and at European level. Outgoing PM Viktor Orbán will be counting on the deep state he has built over the last 12 years to cling to power, or come back soon.
- European law has no precedence over the Constitution, says the government-controlled Constitutional Court. Polexit now looks like more than fantasy.
- Anti-Fidesz party join their forces to find the best-suited competitor to Hungary’s Prime Minister. Can they resurrect an agonizing democracy?
- After the launch of Baerbock’s candidacy, the Grünen look well-positioned not just to enter the next German government, but to lead it. Businesses and allies are gearing up for the new scenario.