European debates tend to ignore the fact that Hungarian politics—sometimes peculiar and certainly unusual to many Western observers—is not meant to curb liberties or enable oppression but, on the contrary, to further freedom and efforts to attain it.
Both Nézőpont Intézet, typically associated with the governing party, and Medián, generally viewed as closer to the opposition, put Fidesz ahead of the strongest opposition party, the Democratic Coalition (DK), by over 35 percentage points.
Many on the left like to blame the political rights of the Hungarian diaspora for the enormous successes of Fidesz in the past elections. However, cross-border votes deciding the elections was never the case. Let us settle this debate at last, with the anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon just behind us.