Gergely Karácsony, PM candidate of the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance, on Friday compared Hungary’s current election campaign to the period of Hungary’s transition to democracy in 1989.
“This election brings back the spirit of 1989,” Karácsony said after talks with Udo Bullmann, group leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. He argued that Hungary back then, too, was “in search of a new future after having torn down an autocracy”.
Just like after 1989, Hungary once again faces the task of building “a shared homeland” in which Europeanness “is not just a lofty idea but an everyday reality”,
Karácsony said. He vowed that as prime minister, his first act would be to restore the Hungarian government’s honour in Europe.
Bullmann talked about, among other things, European Union funds, saying that they served to better the living conditions of the Hungarian people. He said EU funds must not be used for self-enrichment.
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