1956 – Jobbik leader Vona calls for unity to oust government
Opposition Jobbik leader Gábor Vona called for unity among those who feel patriotic, consider themselves sober-minded and want an honest government to replace the current one, at his party’s commemoration of Hungary’s ill-fated anti-Soviet uprising of 1956 in Budapest on Monday.
“I no longer care about what separates us, but rather the things that bind us together,” Vona said, adding that there was a time when he had thought differently.
“Enough of this. I don’t care who is right wing or left wing. I don’t care who is moderate or radical. I don’t care who is conservative or liberal,” Jobbik’s candidate for prime minister said.
Vona said he and those who “live with a Hungarian heart, are sober-minded and want an honest government” were on the same side, because they agreed on the most important issues.
He said Hungary had to be protected from having to take in people of foreign cultures but also from the emigration of its youth. He called the former the “Soros plan” and the latter the “Orbán plan”, referring to US financier George Soros and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
the “Vona plan” consisted of protecting Hungary from migration, ousting the Fidesz-led government and holding them accountable and lifting the country’s economy.
In order for Hungary to catch up with the West economically, it must take part in the debate on the future of the European Union and achieve a “wage union” within the bloc, he said.
Vona also called for reforming Hungary’s health-care and education systems.