The latest observations from international media, including the BBC, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Politico, and Die Presse, focus on the developments of the pardon scandal.
According to an additional report from Die Presse, if the Austrian Freedom Party carries through with its program, it may lead to 'Orbanism.' French newspaper Le Figaro reports on the Budapest breakout day, while The Times delves into the internal political events of Ukraine, including the dismissal of the commander-in-chief. The Wall Street Journal comments on Donald Trump
's statements related to NATO. Here is our selection from the articles in global newspapers.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has lost two allies, signifying a major political fallout as recent events conflict with the principles proclaimed by the ruling Fidesz party. Whether an extraordinary session of the National Assembly will be convened to decide quickly on a successor remains unknown. The Prime Minister continues to embrace silence. However, the state-controlled media welcomed the two resignations as evidence supporting the moral integrity of the party.
Contrastingly, independent media and the opposition speak of a serious government crisis. For years, the government has portrayed itself as the protector of true family values and European Christian culture. This image is incompatible with the pardoning of an individual convicted of pedophilia.