Hungary's Transition From Democracy Unprecedented in the EU

In Democracy Digest (a publication of the U.S. non-profit National Endowment for Democracy), CEU's Andras Bozoki comments on Hungary's turn away from a liberal democracy. 

“It was completely unexpected what happened in Hungary, where an already consolidated liberal democracy went backwards toward an autocratic or hybrid regime,” the sociologist told Foreign Policy in Focus in his office at the Central European University in Budapest last May. “Nobody within the country or outside could imagine that this could happen. Actually, this is the fault of the current political elite, which used a democratic supermajority for anti-democratic practices. So, the Hungarian situation is currently unique