Budapest, September 3 (MTI) – Socialist party leader Gyula Molnár said Fidesz and the Orban regime must fall in 2018 because they have deceived people by claiming that they can govern in their interest whereas they are only acting in the interest of their own cronies.
Speaking at the season- and campaign-opening meeting of his party’s board in Budapest on Saturday, Molnár said “Fidesz’s country is a country of pretences”, where success, freedom, work and development are only pretended.
“The government has only been able to take away from the people: it has taken away democracy, their money and, if they let them, they will take away their future as well,” he said.
Molnár, elected to his post in June, said Fidesz is unable to govern: health care and education are on the brink of collapse and most people are unable to make ends meet from their wages.
Molnár said his party would like to see a country where talent and hard work can bring success even if one is not a member of a “local overlord”, where everyone gets a chance, where “there isn’t a war on every week”, where there is prosperity and security.
MSZP will become the party of those who want change, he said.
Concerning the upcoming EU migrant quota referendum, Molnár noted that his party does not support the migrant resettlement quota but protests against the hate campaign and calls for a boycott of the referendum.
The Együtt, Dialogue for Hungary and the Democratic Coalition are separate opposition parties, but have the same view about the referendum, Molnár said, adding they are cooperating with the Socialists in their campaign for the Oct. 2 ballot.
“There will be cooperation, should those parties so wish, in ousting the Orban regime” in 2018, Molnár said.