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Jan 08, 2019

Zoltán Kiszelly: There is no “mood for striking” in Hungary and support for protests has not grown in the past few weeks

Hungarians have become bored of the unnecessary protests by the liberal minority and the bubble will soon burst

Hungarians have become bored of the unnecessary protests by the liberal minority and the bubble will soon burst.

According to political scientist Zoltán Kiszelly, there is no “mood for striking” in Hungary and support for protests has not grown in the past few weeks. “The trade union bubble will be the first to burst” as people do not back their demands, he said.

Kiszelly said that by 2013, the country had left behind the debt trap which was a legacy of successive left-liberal governments. “Life has become gradually easier since,” he said, adding that people on middle and lower incomes now felt more financially secure.

He said that the opposition parties are trying to appropriate the demands of trade unions for their own political purposes. Meanwhile, movements launched by “fake NGOs”, and “self-styled politicians” have also appeared, he added.