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Angela Merkel compared to Nazis by Hungary

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The Hungarian prime minister has drawn outrage in Germany after drawing parallels with comments made by Angela Merkel about sending "cavalry" to Hungary and the Nazi occupation of his country, U.K.'s The Telegraph wrote. Budapest has taken exception to criticism by Berlin over controversial amendments to the Hungarian constitution, which have also come under attack from the EU. When asked about the situation last week, Mrs Merkel, the German chancellor, said she "would do everything to put Hungary in the right direction, but we won't be sending in the cavalry straight away." "The Germans have already sent cavalry to Hungary: they came in form of tanks," said prime minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview on Friday. "Our request is that they don't send any. It didn't work out." Orbán's comments were dismissed by Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister, accusing the Hungarian leader of a "deplorable derailment which we clearly reject". Hungary under the government of Orbán and his Fidesz party has developed a reputation as a passionate defender of its polices against any international criticism, which it has often condemned as interference in its sovereign affairs.

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