The European Court of Human Rights has enabled Viktor Orbán’s re-election.

The Court has refused to provide legal protection against gerrymandering in its decision in PINT v. HUNGARY no. 55537/21. As a result of the decision approximately 1,000,000 voters were deprived of their right to free elections.

We call upon European decision-makers to investigate the root causes behind the Court’s persistent indifference towards grievous violations of European values.

Mr Orbán is expressing his gratitude to Judge Gilberto Felici (ECHR)

The Hungarian government has reshaped the election framework over the last 12 years with the aim to provide an undue advantage for the ruling Fidesz party. In 2014 and 2018 the members of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions observed various violations to the right to free elections, including gerrymandering.

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