Hungarian nationalist party threatens crackdown after poll win
The win could embolden right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party to put more muscle into European alliance against EU migration policies
Budapest — Hungary’s governing Fidesz party signalled on Monday it could push on quickly with legislation to crack down on organisations promoting migrant rights as soon as its parliament reconvenes after Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s sweeping election victory. The right-wing nationalist projected himself as a saviour of Hungary’s Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image that resonated with 2.5-million voters, especially in rural areas. His Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority for the third time in Sunday’s election, meaning he again has the powers to change constitutional laws, potentially paving the way for further friction with the EU. The victory could embolden Orban to put more muscle into a central European alliance against EU migration policies, working with other right-wing nationalists in Poland and Austria, and further expose cracks in the 28-nation bloc. A Fidesz spokesman said on Monday: "After parliament is formed at the end of April ... in ear...