Viktor Orbán’s authoritarian far right Fidesz-led coalition stormed back to power in Hungary’s elections, with 53.10% of the vote, while the hardcore fascist Our Homeland Movement entered parliament for the first time. This result was worse than anyone predicted.
A look at why and how fascist and far right organisations – in and out of government – in central and eastern Europe are using homophobia to mobilise support, and the resistance against them.
Full country by country guide to fascism and the far right in Europe – completely revised for 2019. Includes elections table
The death toll in Odessa, in the south of Ukraine has reached 46, after clashes between broadly pro-Russian “Antimaidan” protestors and pro-Ukrainian Euromaidan activists on Friday 2 May.
Fascists are now part of Ukraine’s government. Oleksandr Sych, of the fascist Svoboda party, has been appointed as deputy prime minister of Ukraine.
We saw horror and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev last week. And we may not have seen the last of it yet.