Election 2018 – PM candidate Karácsony: Socialist-Párbeszéd wants to restore ‘peace’
Should the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance be elected into power on April 8, it will seek to “bring back peace” to Hungary and restore the “damage caused by [ruling] Fidesz in souls,” the alliance’s prime ministerial candidate, Gergely Karácsony, said in Salgótarján, in northern Hungary, late on Wednesday.
The ruling parties’ “governance based on finding enemies” has destroyed peace in the country, Karácsony insisted. “If we can make it clear that politics is not synonymous with hatemongering and plunder, if we can lift deprived regions and people and convince people that governance is a service, we might … end the civil war raging in the country…,” Karácsony told a forum of about 400 people.
Karácsony said he intended to file a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for “campaigning in a kindergarten”. Not only is this illegal, it is also “particularly harmful because the government’s education policy strips our children of their future.”
He also called on his audience to consider “what comes after the election”, and warned that “ballots cast for Jobbik might not be in good hands.” Fidesz has hijacked several ideas from Jobbik, such as “harassing private schools”, or “nationalising the schoolbook market or the private pension funds”, he warned.
Karácsony called on his audience to vote and campaign for voting among their acquaintances, “because then April 8 can become the holiday of Hungarian freedom.”
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