Backstory: Post Communist Hungary

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We’ll take a look at how Hungary has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union—and at the fallout from the main Hungarian center right party declaring victory in the recent parliamentary elections. We’ll be joined by Paul Hockenos, a journalist and political analyst based in Germany.

Learn about other countries in our post communist states series: Ukraine and Poland.


Paul Hockenos,

Comments [2]

T. Kovacs from Hungary

Dear Leonard,
The official name of FIDESZ is: Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Union. Being a professional, Mr. Hockenos should know after having spent 20 years in Central-Eastern Europe that it is NOT the Alliance of Young Democrats any more. Please refer to the official Fidesz website:

May. 05 2010 06:03 AM
K. Bernath from NJ

Thank you for this program, Leonard! Just a quick note no one other than Hungarian speakers will care about: Fidesz is pronounced with an 's' sound at the end, not 'zh'. Thanks again!

Apr. 29 2010 01:53 PM

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