Kim Lane Scheppele

  • Legal but not Fair: Viktor Orbán’s New Supermajority

    with Miklós Bánkuti in Princeton and Zoltán Réti in Budapest* Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party coasted to a clear victory in last weekend’s Hungarian election, as expected. The governing party got 45% of the vote, but the new “rules of the game” turned this plurality vote into two thirds of the seats in the parliament.

    Kim Lane Scheppele/ Verfassungsblog- 9 Leser -
  • Legal but not Fair: Viktor Orbán’s New Supermajority

    Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party coasted to a clear victory in last weekend’s Hungarian election, as expected. The governing party got 45% of the vote, but the new “rules of the game” turned this plurality vote into two thirds of the seats in the parliament. A continuing two-thirds parliamentary majority allows Orbán to govern without constraint because he can change the constitution at will.

    Kim Lane Scheppele/ Verfassungsblog- 46 Leser -
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