The Hungarian Election: What Just Happened?

Monday, April 4, 2022 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building
Monday, April 4, 2022 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

The parliamentary elections on 3 April 2022 offer the most significant challenge yet to the autocratic rule of Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010.   The opposition parties have united across the political spectrum to unseat Orbán under his own rigged election rules, and it is not impossible that Orbán could lose.  On the day after the election, we will take stock of whether autocracy continues without a break in Hungary or a new democratic resurgence has begun.    

An event dedicated to the memory of Eva Balogh.


  • R. Daniel Kelemen
    Professor and Chair of Political Science
    Rutgers University
  • Jan-Werner Mueller
    Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences
    Professor of Politics

    Princeton University
  • Wojciech Sadurski
    Challis Professor of Jurisprudence
    University of Sydney
  • Kim Lane Scheppele
    Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the School for Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values
    Princeton University

Due to current University COVID guidelines, the program is open only to Princeton students, faculty, and staff currently enrolled in the testing protocol. However, the event will be livestreamed on Zoom and audience members online will be able to ask questions of our speakers. Advance registration is required for in-person and online attendance. Click HERE to register or enter

Organized by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society (EPS)

The Center for Collaborative History
Department of Politics
European Union Program at Princeton

Sponsored by
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society