Why Central Europe’s youth roll right

Friday, October 21, 2016

The appeal of a new anti-establishment nationalism takes root among the newest voters in Visegrad countries.
By LILI BAYER 10/18/16, 5:30 AM CET

BUDAPEST — Brussels may be trying to charm younger voters with a plan to hand out free InterRail passes but in parts of the Union, that offensive may be too little, too late.

Across Central Europe, young voters are moving further right on the political spectrum than their elders, with many expressing disenchantment with the European Union.

In Hungary, the far-right and Euroskeptic Jobbik party is a distant second to the ruling Fidesz when it comes to the overall population. However, Jobbik is the most popular party among university students, according to a 2015 poll.

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