The election campaign in Hungary has been dominated by one issue, immigration. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s hardline approach to migrants has grown stronger over the years.
In 2015, more than 400,000 refugees – many fleeing the Syrian war – passed through the country. In response, Hungary built a fence along its border with Serbia and Croatia to keep them out.
Orban has vowed to continue fighting against the EU quota on refugees, a plan meant to relocate asylum seekers across Europe.
Analysts say his policies could have a long-lasting impact on the European Union. Far-right and populist parties have made gains in other elections including in Italy and Austria.
It is suggested a strong win for Orban could trigger cracks in the EU.
Presenter: Darren Jordon
Gergei Rajnai – analyst at Hungary’s Center for Fair Political Analysis
Ulrich Brueckner – political analyst and a professor in European studies at Stanford University, Berlin
Matthew Goodwin – professor of politics and international relations at the University of Kent.
Source: Al Jazeera News