Hungarian oligarch turns on his former ally PM Orban

February 6, 2015 7:33 PM

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Hungarian oligarch turns on his former ally PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose ruling party faces growing discontent in its ranks, suffered a serious setback on Friday when a longtime friend and leading oligarch publicly turned against him.

Orban's Fidesz party has displayed cracks recently as his government committed policy errors and diplomatic gaffes, and seen its approval ratings drop by a third only a year after winning a general election.

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