The proudly illiberal leader is forging new alliances ahead of European elections next year.
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
The satirical opposition group has failed to enter the Hungarian parliament, but it has scored a victory of sorts.
A third landslide victory leaves the right-wing leader on a collision course with Europe.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
Prime minister Viktor Orbán is quite open about his goal to build an 'illiberal state'.
Populist leaders not only attack the institutions of global capital, they also disregard the checks and balances of institutional democracy.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES (UPDATED) Hungary has passed a law monitoring the finances of foreign-funded NGOs, another blow to civil society in Viktor Orban's increasingly "illiberal democracy".
A bastion of liberal values in an illiberal climate.
Hungary is to begin detaining asylum seekers in camps made of shipping containers.
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
After the Hungarian referendum, a new spectre is haunting the EU: Victor Orban.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
The prime minister has claimed victory in the referendum, despite the low turnout.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
When they vote October 25 in parliamentary elections, Poles will be taking a dangerous step into the unknown, and the rest of Europe may not be far behind.