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‘A c’rupt clịntelizm, partli fînanst ʈru YY fundz, hz md Mr Orbán’z frendz n alîz rić n intrenćt hiz opresiv inflụns acrs sivl ssayti.’ Foṭgraf: AFP/Geti

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Hunġri’z ilex́n: a dizṃl de fr dmocṛsi

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Monday 4 April 2022)

Viktor Orbán’z forʈ cnsektiv ilex́nvicṭri wz cruśñ. Bt wns agn it wz an unfer fît

Munde 4 Epril 2022

Ẃt nǎ fr ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn’z most ćalinjd n compṛmîzd dmocṛsi? Ɖ scel v Viktor Orbán’z forʈ cnsektiv ilex́nvicṭri in Hunġri wz cruśñ, comprihnsiv n unixpctd. Fest fr ɖ frst tîm wɖ a ynîtd opziśn alayns ɖt pt intrnl difṛnsz asd, pridix́nz v a clos rês – or at līst a cmpettiv wn – wr cnfǎndd. On a hî trnǎt, Mr Orbán’z Fidesz parti acć̣li wún a gretr numbr v sīts ɖn it hld prīvịsli ẃl Péter Márki-Zay, ɖ opziśn’z canddet fr prîm̦inistr, feld īvn t win ɖ locl cnstitẏnsi h wz cntstñ. Wns agn, rzistns t Mr Orbán’z brand v oʈoṛterịn, cnsrṿtiv naśṇlizm wz larjli cnfînd t Byḍpest n uɖr ŕbn sntrz.

Ɖs z a rzult ɖt wl b mōrnd in Bruslz n seḷbretd in ɖ Cremlin. Aftr plejñ t cīp Hunġri ǎt v ɖ confṛnteśn btwn ɖ libṛl wst n Vladīmir Pūtin’z Ruśa ovr Ycren, Mr Orbán hz a mandet t obstruct n dsrupt YY atmts t impoz frɖr sañśnz on Mosco. At a tîm ẃn Yṛpiyn yṇti z paṛmǎnt, ɖt z a probḷm ɖt wstn līdrz cn d wɖt. Bt at a stl mor funḍmntl levl, ɖ YY fesz ɖ akt dlema v hǎ t dīl wɖ a membrstet in ẃć deṃcratic normz hv bn flǎtd t sć an xtnt ɖt Mr Orbán’z ōṭcratic rūl apirz un’seḷbl.

Mr Márki-Zay dd nt fît a gd campen, az ɖ opziśn alayns feld t jél. Bt az h pôntd ǎt in a crestfōḷn ilex́ņît adres, ɖs wz enʈñ bt a fer p’liticl fît. Jrñ ɖ cors v 12 yirz in pǎr, Mr Orbán hz dsmantld ćecs n baḷnsz t ɖ xtnt ɖt a propr hírñ fr opziśnvôsz z nǎ imposbl in Hunġri. Brezn jerimanḍrñ v ilectṛl districts – n a hyj dspaṛti in campen rzorsz – hv gṛtescli skd ɖ p’liticl map in fevr v Fidesz. In 2018 ɖ Orġnîześn fr S’kṛti n Cooṗreśn in Yṛp dscrîbd ɖ cuntri’z ilex́nz az “fri bt nt fer”.

Indipndnt mīdia hv bn forst ǎt v biznis or tecn ovr bî guvnmnt-frendli bayrz, ẃl stetmīdia bérli g ʈru ɖ mośnz v prizntñ a baḷnst dbet. Last munʈ, wn stet teḷviźnćanl brōdcast a 30-minit adres bî Mr Orbán nîn tîmz in ɖ spes v 24 aurz. Bî contrast, Mr Márki-Zay wz grantd a totl v fîv minits’ ertîm on stețeḷviźn jrñ ɖ ilex́ncampen. A c’rupt clịntelizm, partli fînanst ʈru YY fundz, hz md Mr Orbán’z frendz n alîz rić n intrenćt hiz opresiv inflụns acrs sivl ssayti.

Cnfruntd wɖ a membrstet ɖt riscs bcmñ a dmocṛsi in nem onli – n ẃr p’liticl opziśn fṛm wɖn fesz un’xptbl obsṭclz – preśr fṛm wɖt mst b mor robustli xrtd. Ɖ YY hz frozn Covid rcuṿrifund pemnts t Hunġri, amǎntñ t 5% v GDP, ovr c’rupśncnsrnz. In ɖ absns v a jenyin cmitmnt t rform in Byḍpest, ɖt muni śd nt b fʈcmñ. Bruslz śd olso mc it clir t Mr Orbán ɖt a ny lw tayñ YY fundz t cmplayns wɖ deṃcratic normz wl b rigṛsli inforst. B’letidli, it mst b md clir ɖt a sbstanśl prîs wl b peid fr trītñ ɖ besic prínsiplz v YY membrśp wɖ cntmt. Aftr ɖ poulz clozd, Mr Orbán xultd at a win “so big ɖt y cn si it fṛm ɖ mūn, n y cn srtnli si it fṛm Bruslz”. Ɖ YY śd nt alǎ him ɖ last wrd.

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