En route to winning a fourth term this year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that migration would harm Hungary's largely homogeneous nation, proclaiming "countries that don't stop immigration will be lost."
It resonated with voters, who delivered his Fidesz party and its conservative coalition partner an absolute majority in the nation's parliament.
Across the European Union, right-wing, anti-immigrant leaders have won over voters who, like their counterparts in America, were drawn to a populist and blunt-talking politician.
In Austria, a far-right government unexpectedly swept to power in last year's election on promises to rein in immigration and preserve the cultural traditions of the "homeland." Other politicians with similar messages emerged victorious in this year's elections in Slovenia and Italy.