I wrote this column on Monday, at least 24 hours before it needed to be submitted. It was lunchtime on election day, and I had no idea which party was in the lead or who would win anywhere in the multiplicity of metros and municipalities.

I could say I don’t really care who wins or loses, but that would be irresponsible citizenship. I could say I want the party that “gets things done” to win, but it seems selective of where and for whom it gets things done. I could say I want the “party that liberated us” to win, but that song has started sounding more and more like Szomorú vasárnap — the Hungarian Suicide Song...

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