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German Christian Democrats Should Defend Democracy in Hungary

Expand Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban before a photo at the European Union Tallinn Digital Summit in Tallinn, Estonia, September 29, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters You might think Germany’s leading Christian Democrat parties have little to prove regarding their commitment to democratic values. But there is a serious gap: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its closest coalition partner the Christian Social Union (CSU) have yet vigorously to challenge the rights-damaging policies of their ally, Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party…

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