The Hungarian government celebrated its first year in office on May 29. In terms of popularity, their first six months was a success story. Fidesz stabilized its voter base at over 40 percent of all adults, twice the size of the support gathered by the three opposition parties. However after six months, electors had run out of patience, the fate of governing parties has reached Fidesz. Their support base shrank to below 30 percent by April 2011.
Generally, declining support for governing parties goes hand in hand with strengthening of the opposition side. This time it is not the case in Hungary. The first months of 2011 saw only a slight increase in the popularity of MSZP, Jobbik and LMP. Only the proportion of undecided voters broadened markedly. This indicates the high level of public distrust toward current political actors and facilitates new parties to emerge.