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New Article at Medium: “A Challenger Appears! Green Politics and the Fragmentation of the Hungarian Left”

I report on the continuing death of the Hungarian left—and LMP, the country’s moribund green party—at Medium:

One of these parties is LMP (Politics Can Be Different), Hungary’s obligatory green party. Green parties in Europe — particularly eastern Europe — are repositories for communists seeking to get (back) into power, hence the joke that greens are “watermelons”: green on the outside, red on the inside. In LMP’s case, they combine typical tree-hugging policies with claims of being outside the left-right spectrum, akin to Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! party, but without oodles of Rothschild money to keep it afloat. Hence, they only have five members of the National Assembly at the moment.

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