Thirdly, the other main Hungarian party, the MSZP
lost their political power, gaining less than 20%.
The Republikon Institute has forecast that Fidesz will win 41 per cent of votes, far ahead of the far-right Jobbik party, with 21 per cent, and the MSZP
, with 19 per cent.
Another four years of Fidesz in power is likely to provide somewhat of a boost to the country's military forces, with the party historically more inclined to spend on defence than an MSZP
(30) The coalition government was formed by the left-wing Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP
) and the liberal Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) under the leadership of the former in 1994.
Principal political parties: Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Party--center-right; Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP)--center-right; Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP
)--center-left; Democratic Coalition (DK)--center-left; Politics Can Be Different (LMP)--Green party; Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)--far-right.
On the one hand, due to various factors--including major corruption cases--the left-center Magyar Szocialista Part (MSZP
), which was the major governing party for most of the post-Communist period, collapsed at the 2010 national elections, scoring only 19.3%.
Opposition politician Ildiko Lendvai, who heads the Hungarian Socialist Party, or MSZP
, told Germany's Deutsche Welle last year: "The purpose of this law is to change the public media into the party media."
(17) In May 2002, Petel Medgyessy formed a coalition government of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP
) and the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) as a result of the fourth post-communist parliamentary elections.
The Socialist party MSZP
suffered a crushing defeat, gaining only 59 seats, placing it just ahead of the extreme right party Jobbik, an anti-European group, which disapproves of Jews and Gypsies, which is now the third strongest party in the country with 47 deputies.
He had been endorsed by a crisis conference of the ruling Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP
) to replace Ferenc Gyurcsany, the prime minister who had tendered his resignation.
The best evidence for this comes from Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's "lying speech" (cited by von Ahn), in which he admitted that the government and the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP
) "prepared" the media and "involved" it in its work (this sentence was not noticed by von Ahn).
As in the United States, the electorate is almost evenly split between the two major parties (MSZP