Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called on voters to “make a great, common decision not to allow migrants to enter Hungary, and to protect the country,” in an interview published by news portal Origo on Sunday, the day of Hungary’s parliamentary election.
In his interview, Orbán warned that “Brussels is planning to settle 10,000 migrants in Hungary in 2018”. He said that US billionaire George “Soros’s supporters will all vote; let us turn up, too!” “Everybody should go and cast both votes for (ruling) Fidesz,” he added.
Orbán insisted that “international forces, (such as) Soros’s foundations in Hungary” are making an “extraordinary” effort to interfere with the election. “Let us not allow Hungary’s future to be determined from the outside; let us decide about it ourselves,” he said.
“We have been offered the chance to avoid the mistakes the West has made; we have the option not to allow millions of migrants into the country,” the prime minister said.
Concerning the opposition, Orbán said that its candidates “not only linked by George Soros but by a crave for money and power as opposed to the ruling parties for which Hungary comes first”.
Orbán said Hungary was a “refreshing oasis” in Europe in terms of the freedoms of the press and opinion. Publicity in Europe has been “overwhelmed by opinionated journalism, an opinionated interpretation of the world, which they call political correctness,” he said, and added that “anyone who expresses different ideas is hardly considered human; at least, they are no longer seen as democrats.”
The freedom of the press and political thinking is restricted in the West; “news about life in immigration countries are silenced or falsified, while the media in Hungary is colourful,” the prime minister said.
“We want to live in a country where one is allowed to write the truth about the threats of migration, about terrorism, the deterioration of public security, violence against women; in short, what life is like in countries with immigrants,” Orbán said.
Referring to the state of the nation in general, Orbán said that the economy has strengthened, living conditions have improved and “people feel that the country is doing better” while “a layer of society has emerged, people who had earlier kept a distance from democratic decision making; the basis for Hungary’s democracy has broadened.”
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