Panel discusses Hungarian parliamentary elections

April 12, 2022

On Monday, Apr. 4, R. Daniel Kelemen, professor and chair of political science at Rutgers University, Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and professor of politcs, Wojciech Sadurski Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney, and Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the School for Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the University Center for Human Values (UCHV), discussed the outcome of the Hungarian parlimentary election in an in-person forum, “The Hungarian Election: What Just Happened?”

The parliamentary elections on offered the most significant challenge yet to the autocratic rule of Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010, said the panel. On the day after the election, they took stock of whether autocracy continues without a break in Hungary or a new democratic resurgence has begun.   

“The Hungarian Election: What Just Happened?” was organized by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, the Department of Politics and the European Union Program.