Populist playbook – Opinion Piece on POLITICO

I was asked by POLITICO Europe to make a quick analysis of yesterday’s Hungarian elections and the lessons they provide on the trend of rising extremist leaders. The playbook of Orban and Trump have striking similarities.

“A divided country, where urbanites vote for progressive candidates and rural areas turn to extremism. Two separate societies, each living in their own media bubble. Cultural elites detached from the everyday realities of the countryside. The result? A crushing victory for a hardline conservative strongman”

You may read the full piece here on POLITICO.