lázár jános minister hungary government
Budapest, 2018. február 15. Lázár János, a Miniszterelnökséget vezetõ miniszter szokásos heti sajtótájékoztatóját tartja az Országházban 2018. február 15-én. MTI Fotó: Bruzák Noémi

Migration will be the main topic of the April 8 parliamentary election and what’s at stake is whether Hungary becomes an “immigrant country” or it remains Hungarian, the government office chief told public Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

“Everybody must notice what’s at stake at the April ballot”, János Lázár said. The election will decide whether there will be “[a government formed by [US billionaire] George Soros or by Hungarian people who are against migration,” he said.

Lázár said that during the past eight years, despite the mistakes made, they worked for strengthening Hungary’s independence and now others want to weaken the country, the nation and the community “from the money of various powerful people”.

Lázár said politicians in Hungary are either pro-migration or anti-migration and he belongs to the latter group. He said that, if elected, he would fight for Hungary’s sovereignty and independence.

He said it was important for ruling Fidesz’s candidates during the upcoming weeks to convince people that they are able to defend the country. In these efforts, “they can cite the building of the border fence” which was not supported by any of the opposition parties, Lázár added.

What’s also at stake at the April election is whether those form a government who are able to develop the country by means of work and performance or “those who only talk about it”.

Opposition MPs and supporters have been submitting numerous complaints to the European Union because they hope that “people there who are against us or those that used to be employed by the Gyurcsány government and are now employed by the European Commission in Brussels” would initiate procedures against Hungary, Lázár said.

On the topic of corruption, he said that cities and countries that farewell, have money and demonstrate economic development will most probably have much less corruption than those lacking the money for pension increase and wage increase.

“It was clear between 2002 and 2010 that there was much corruption because the state treasury was empty, after all the money having been stolen,” Lázár said. “Currently there is money in the state treasury because we are not stealing. Simple as that,” he said.

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Never since the regime change has the state had as much as currently, with 3,000-4,000 billion forints (EUR 9.5bn-12.7bn) worth of state property repurchased since 2010, said Lázár.

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