The poorest of the poor still vote for Hungary’s ruling party. From Telex.

As prices in Hungary skyrocket, those living in underprivileged circumstances struggle more than ever. In one of Hungary’s poorest villages, where Fidesz, the ruling party, got 80% of the votes in April, we spoke with the locals to find out how they see things now. 

Tamas Fabian and Julia Halasz are journalists at Telex, where this story originally appeared. Translated by Andrea Horvath Kavai. Journalists from Index.hu quit en masse in July 2020, citing government pressure. Telex is now Hungary’s largest community-funded news source, supported almost exclusively by readers. Donations can be made via Telex’s site. Republished by permission.