Inside the Hungarian campaign to beat Viktor Orbán

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BUDAPEST — For Hungary’s opposition, next year’s election is literally make-or-break.

Polls suggest a disparate alliance of six parties has a real shot at ending the rule of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the champion of “illiberal democracy,” who has been in power since 2010. 

But the highly diverse nature of the alliance — from liberal millennials to small-town conservatives — is a double-edged sword. 

When it comes to electoral math, only a broad opposition bloc can appeal to enough voters to take on Orbán. But having such a broad coalition means tensions and rivalries are never far from the surface.

The parliamentary election, expected next

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