As hvg.hu reports, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was featured in a video made by one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world. Unfortunately, the reason is not particularly positive. The Economist‘s video is about the decline of democracy, and PM Orbán is one of the deterrent examples of undemocratic leaders.
The Economist featured PM Orbán Viktor just two months ago, as someone trying to silence the critical and independent press, along with Putin. The situation is not any brighter this time, either. The Economist shared a video on Monday about how to destroy democracy in just four steps. Unfortunately, the four steps eerily resemble recent political decisions in Hungary.
The first step is the arrival of a charismatic leader who promises to save the people. President Trump is an excellent example of this.
The second task is to find a mutual enemy, as voters love to hate and blame somebody else. A perfect choice is to hate refugees, as they are not allowed to vote.
This is where PM Orbán appears, as someone who frightens people by saying that Muslim refugees are going to destroy the country.
The third step is to weaken democratic institutes like the justice system or the independent press.
And the final step: get rid of any remaining opposition. At this point, democracy is, indeed, dead; it only survives by the name.
For more news, check out this article about a Czech movie in which a statue of Orbán is shot at.
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