(MTI) – Hungarians will vote on their future on April 6, deciding whether the country becomes an ex-Soviet state, an “Orbanistan” or a normal, prospering, peaceful country, Gordon Bajnai, head of the E14-PM alliance, said on Monday.
Fidesz has started constructing “Orbanistan” but it needs another four years to complete the project and remain in power “for forty years”, the ex-premier told an election forum in Budapest.
Bajnai blamed Prime Minister Viktor Orban for having diverted the country from the road it had embarked on after its transition to democracy over two decades ago.
Commenting Orban’s state-of-the-nation address on Sunday, Bajnai said the prime minister was not telling the truth when he spoke about growing employment.
In reality “unemployment has been renamed to public work”, while the private sector is employing fewer workers than during the deepest crisis, he said.
Bajnai also challenged Orban’s statement about the decrease in public debt. In fact, public debt has increased by 4,000-5,000 billion forints (EUR 13-16bn) since 2010 even if the Paks investment project is not taken into account, he said.
Bajnai criticised President Janos Ader for having signed the law on upgrading the Paks nuclear power plant and the National Election Committee for having rejected E14-PM’s related referendum initiative.