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Eyewitness to History
Viktor Orbán, Fidesz, and Me

A former Fidesz activist recalls marching for democracy alongside Viktor Orbán—and then breaking ranks as he steered Hungary down a different path.

Published on: September 30, 2019
Zsuzsanna Szelényi is a foreign policy specialist and former Member of Parliament in Hungary. She served as MP of the Fidesz party (1990-1994) and later as liberal opposition to Fidesz (2014-2018). Currently she is Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy. This article was written with the support of the ERSTE Stiftung and the Institute for Human Sciences.
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