(MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party wants to overthrow the entire 24 year-period since the change of regime not only the current government at the spring general election, party leader Gabor Vona said on Saturday.
Vona told around 2,000 invited participants at the party’s “state of the nation” event in Budapest that Jobbik was ready to govern Hungary.
The party has prepared its election programme dubbed “We’ll say it, we’ll solve it,” which focuses on guaranteeing people a livelihood, safety and order. Additionally, Jobbik wants to “finally call people to account for their deeds, which has been neglected for the past 24 years,” he added.
According to Vona, those that vote for the ruling Fidesz and the main opposition Socialists are masochists. He said the message to uncertain voters is that “it is not Jobbik that’s radical but the situation.”
Vona said his party would next week initiate a referendum on protecting Hungarian land and on amending Hungary’s European Union accession treaty.
Vona proposed a debate of three prime ministerial candidates involving Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Socialist leader Attila Mesterhazy amd himself, to be held during the election campaign.
In connection with the Paks nuclear power plant, he said that Jobbik has consistently supported the expansion and they believe the one offered by Russia is the safest of all the possible options. He said it was regrettable though that this energy policy issue has become a campaign topic. He said it was a tactical error on behalf of Orban that he failed to consult parliament on the matter and timed the announcement to the beginning of the campaign.