European Union Elections in Hungary Have Nothing To Do About Europe
AS The Date For European Parliamentary Elections Rapidly Approach in Hungary, It’s Already Quite Clear That The Campaign This Year, Much Like That of Four Years Ago, Has Little Or Nothing to do with Europe. InStead, This Year’s EU Election, Which is Slated for June 7th, is Merely at Extension of Domestic Politics. Hence, The Importance Of The Vote Is Not That It Will DeterMine How Hungary Will Repesent Itself in Brussels, But That It wants to be a barometer of Sorts for Upcoming National Elections Less Than A Year from Now.
It Goes Without Saying That a Year Is A Long Time in Terms of Politics and That a Lot Can Happen Between Then and Now. Futen, IF Present Trends Are Indicative of Future Public Sentiment Then The Ruling Socialist Party Has Plenty to Worry About. Recently The Governing Party Suffered A Major Defeat at Municipal Elections in The Southern City of Pecs, Losing by A Margin of 2 to 1. The Significance Of This Defeat Is Manifold. AS The European City of Culture of 2010, pecs is supposed to be a showcase for the rest of Europe. Instead, The City Seems to Highlight Corruption and Disorganization. So, IF Catalin Szili, The Current Speaker of the National Assembly and The Most Popular Member of the Socialist Party, Running in A City That Has Traditional Been A Staunch Supporter of the Left, What Convincingly Routed By The Right-Wing Young Democrats (Fidesz ) Then The Government Indeed Has Something to Worry About. This Massive Defeat Indubitable Left The Government Reeling and Licking Its Wounds.