Orbán’s message, written half in English, half in Italian reads: “Dear friend, Congratulations. Hungary is with you, Matteo! Viktor.” A little later, Salvini “wholeheartedly” thanked “his friend for the beautiful message.”

Salvini and Orbán found common ground in fighting against what they often call “migrant flood,” although Italy undergoes a lot more pressure in this matter than Hungary. Salvini, however, got out of power following the miscalculation of a domestic political manoeuvre in January.

Featured photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI