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Hungary's Nationalist Tilt

The E.U. member is moving away from western democracy and is taking a populist course. Hungary is a member of the European Union and NATO, but politics in the country have steadily become more nationalist in recent years. Since a wave of migration into the E.U. began in 2015, an anti-immigration, pro-nationalist movement has been gaining momentum in Europe. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was once considered to be the best man to lead the sphere of former Soviet states toward western-style democracy. But Orban has instead taken the country on a more populist course, one that's alarmed other European leaders who have criticized his treatment of migrants, the media, NGOs and academia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Budapest.

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