The following article by Peter Roff, contributing editor, on Jan. 22, 2017 in U.S. News and World Report has been reprinted here in full. For access to the original article please click here.
Given the outcry over alleged Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election it's a wonder more people on Capitol Hill are not up in arms over efforts by the United States government to underwrite active measures to influence the outcome of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Hungary.
Hungary is a reliable U.S. ally and member of NATO with a flourishing multiparty system. It's no more than the American system is but the elections there are by most standards free and fair. Control of the government has passed from the right to the left and back again with Prime Minster Viktor Orban's center-right Fidesz party expected to retain its majority in the upcoming April 8 parliamentary elections.
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