What is the Hungarian party Fidesz known for and what are they like ?

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The Fidesz Party is best known for being a very right-wing party that is quite intolerant of dissent.  It has been in power in Hungary since late in 2010.

Fidesz is known for trying to keep Hungarians from expressing opposition to its laws.  For example, the party has put in place laws that severely limit the freedom of the press.  These laws have been condemned by the EU, but Fidesz has not repealed them.  Fidesz is also known for trying its best to make the Hungarian Parliament a mere rubber stamp for the government's decisions.  One of the links from the Economist (below) quotes a joke that compares Fidesz members in Parliament unfavorably to sheep, saying that sheep are more able to think for themselves.