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How did voter turnout change since 2014, and what does that tell us?

Voter turnout is unusually high this year at Hungary's municipal elections, but it's difficult to tell who benefits.
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Municipal election in Hungary, as it happens - The polls are open for Hungary's 2019 municipal elections

The campaign is ramping up as the elections on Sunday are drawing closer. Follow the developments in English on Index.
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Sex tape scandal - Fidesz in chaos right before the municipal elections

Fidesz seems to have fumbled at the campaign's home stretch as they are forced into a rather unusual, defensive position.
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Hungarian municipal elections - Fidesz mayor’s sex tape baffles pollsters

Last predictions: Pollsters are unsure about the effect of Fidesz's sex scandal, and the race for the mayoral seat of Budapest is closer than ever.
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Do we think Budapest is a good city?

How do the people of Budapest see their city, and what does that say about their mayors and local representatives?
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Hungarian municipal election campaign has moved onto porn sites

An unprecedented campaign with unprecedented tactics: Sex tapes, trolling, drug abuse allegations, and a united opposition - but what could it bring?
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Hungarian Chief of Staff: If Turkey enables refugees to return to Syria, they deserve support

Chief of Staff denies vetoing the EU's declaration, as Hungary approved of the final text as a compromise to preserve the unity of V4 and EU.
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Spiegel: Hungarian veto delays EU warning to Turkey against invading Syria

Objections of Hungarian diplomats delayed the declaration by the European Union condemning the Turkish military intervention in north-east Syria.
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Leaked recordings of MSZP's district politicians point towards corruption and conflicts of interest

Magyar Nemzet writes about the alleged corruption ring in a Budapest district based on leaked audio footage, MSZP's local mayor denies allegations.
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Municipal elections in Hungary - It's not only the party logo that counts in Hungarian towns

How do Hungarians outside of Budapest see the municipal elections?
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What is behind the sex tape scandal of Győr's mayor?

It's a mystery who pulls the strings, but there could be political, business, and private motives as well behind the leaked sex tapes of Zsolt Borkai.
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Leaked video shows local representative with what appears to be cocaine

A video was released by HírTV showing MSZP's local representative waving a bag of white powder around and talking about corruption.
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Mayor reacts to sex tape scandal

Fidesz's mayor of Győr, Zsolt Borkai refuses to withdraw from election after footage of him having sex with an alleged prostitute on a yacht surfaces.
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The GDR turns 70 - Life in the socialist phalanstery of prefabricated housing

70 years ago, East Germany was born, walling in its citizens, trying to beat the West, but the experiment ultimately failed - how was life in the GDR?
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Let’s see who the mayor is sleeping with!

Opposition mayor blackmailed with sex tape, candidate accused of indecent exposure - the campaign moved into the opposition candidates bedroom.
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Hungarian FM: Boris Johnson should be respected, not attacked

Szijjártó said European media pressure on Trump already caused challenges in EU-USA relations, he would avoid the same thing happening with the UK.
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Hungarian police ceases investigation against opposition mayoral candidate András Pikó

Police searched the opposition candidate's campaign centre two days after pro-government daily ran story assuming campaign law violation.
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By appointing Várhelyi, Orbán is not making life in Brussels easier

The hot-headed ambassador from the Hungarian Permanent Representation to the EU might get Trócsányi's empty seat on the Commission. But who is he?
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'They will bury me there' - Leaked audio of Hungarian opposition's Lord Mayoral candidate surfaces

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PM Orbán: Rule of law is a question of honour, and Hungary will fight if necessary

The prime ministers of Finland and Hungary discussed bilateral relations, a rule-of-law mechanism in the EU budget, the EU's enlargement, and Brexit.
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