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There is no “mood for striking” in Hungary and support for protests has not grown in the past few weeks, political scientist Zoltán Kiszelly told current affairs channel M1. “The trade union bubble will be the first to burst” as people do not back their demands, he added.
By 2013, the country had left behind the debt trap which was a legacy of successive left-liberal governments. “Life has become gradually easier since,” he said, adding that people on middle and lower incomes now felt more financially secure. The opposition parties are trying to appropriate the demands of trade unions for their own political purposes, he said. Meanwhile, movements launched by “fake NGOs”, and “self-styled politicians” have also appeared, he added.