Europe,  Freedom of Expression,  The Left

Cohn-Bendit: Viktor Orbán is a European Chavez

Stinging words from a leader of Europe’s democratic Left:

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the 1968 student uprising in Paris and currently co-president of the European Greens-European Free Alliance in the European Parliament, has denounced Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán– whose rightwing Fidesz party recently enacted a restrictive media law— by comparing him to a certain authoritarian leader in Latin America.

Cohn-Bendit called Orbán “a European Chavez, a national-populist who does not understand the essence and the structure of democracy.”