Viktor Orbán

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(politician)
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Born31 May 1963
NationalityHungarian
Member ofTrilateral Commission, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993

Employment.png Prime Minister of Hungary

In office
29 May 2010 - Present
Preceded byGordon Bajnai
Passed a "coronavirus law" passed to allow him rule by decree.

Viktor Orbán is a Hungarian Prime Minister who "is impossible to ignore".[1]

Activities

In 1989, Orbán received a scholarship from the Soros Foundation to study political science at Pembroke College (Oxford).[2] His personal tutor was the Hegelian political philosopher Zbigniew Pełczyński.

Coronavirus Law

Viktor Orbán had a "coronavirus law" passed to allow him rule by decree during the state of emergency for an indefinite period[3], which Michael Bociurkiw in CNN termed an " outrageous power grab". The legislation includes a provision for sentences of up to five years in prison for spreading "fake news". Reporters Without Borders stated that "in reality it is the government that can, at the outset, arbitrarily decide whether a media report is true or false."[4]

"In the end, everyone will have to be vaccinated; even the anti-vaxxers will realize that they will either get vaccinated or die. So, I urge everyone to take this opportunity"[5]

Policies

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was interviewed by Tucker Carlson in August 2021.

"His decision to build razorwire fencing and put water cannons at the ready on his borders — all the while needling Europe’s chattering classes with undisguised glee — shifted the debate from how to accommodate the flow of refugees to how to stop it."[1]

He opposes George Soros interfering in Hungary.


 

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