Péter Magyar was the husband of Justice Minister Judit Varga and had several positions in different state-owned institutions and banks. Following the resignation of Judit Varga, he made some strong remarks about the Orbán regime, including that some top officials wanted only immense wealth and that creating a civic Hungary was just a political product.
According to his Facebook post, he submitted his resignation from several state-owned companies and banks. Before February 2022, he was the director of the Diákhitel Központ Ltd, a state-owned, non-profit organisation providing supplementary funding to those wishing to pursue studies. Afterwards, he became a member of the directorate in the Magyar Közút Ltd, operating the Hungarian roads, and the Volánbusz, a state-owned company, operating bus lines. Moreover, he was also a member of the supervisory board of the state-owned MBH Bank.
He wrote that the reasons for his resignation were not professional ones. He highlighted he did not want to remain a participant in a regime where those responsible for the presidential pardon of a child abuser helper hide behind the skirts of women. That may mean that others were responsible for the pardon, but PM Orbán sacrificed the president and Judit Varga to protect them.
More wealth and more power: that is the program of Orbán’s Fidesz?
He mentions and accuses Minister Antal Rogán, saying he laughs at them. He said Orbán sacrificed those in this issue who worked for their country and countrymen, instead of for their personal gains.
In the 1998 general elections, Orbán’s Fidesz campaigned with promising to create a prospering, civic Hungary. Mr Magyar wrote he believed in that idea and helped make it with his assets. However, he realised it was only a political product which only helped them acquire more wealth and operate the Fidesz ‘power plant’.
He said he believed Hungary was not the country of Antal Rogán and other influential families and oligarchs. Instead, he hopes Hungary is the country of János Hunyadi, István Széchenyi, Ignác Semmelweis, Margit Slachta, Sándor Márai and Ludas Matyi.
“Do not be afraid! Nothing lasts forever, and we did not become Turks in those 150 years”, he concluded, referring to Hungary’s Ottoman occupation (1541-1699).
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