LMP urges national solidarity instead of incitement to hatred
Green opposition LMP board member Péter Ungár urged national solidarity rather than an incitement to hatred at a press conference in Budapest on Sunday.
Ungár said governing Fidesz’s “propaganda of hatred” had “reached a historical low”. He also condemned a video posted by the chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) made in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Romania.
Hungary’s prime minister threatened more than 2,000 people on Good Friday, by announcing that they are on a list of enemies of the state, Ungár said.
The “completely incomprehensible” government posters of a “surging mass of people” show that “there is no end to the incitement to hatred”, he added.
The National Election Committe has rejected a petition against the posters, so LMP will turn to the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, Ungár said. LMP’s candidate for prime minister, Bernadett Széll, has asked the Constitution Protection Office to give an account of whether there really is a list of the “2,000 alleged Soros agents”, he added.
Ungar called DK’s video made in Cluj-Napoca “outrageous”,
saying that it was “an incitement of hatred against Transylvanian Hungarians in the campaign”. He added that he was especially happy that just a few days after the video was posted, the Minority SafePack initiative launched by the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) had got 1 million signatures, the threshold necessary to put the scheme on the agenda of the European Commission.
If LMP gets a strong mandate in the upcoming general election and can participate in the government, then 15 million Hungarians can participate in governing, Ungár said. Bernadett Szél wants to become the prime minister of 15 million Hungarians; she does not want to govern by inciting hatred and turning people against each other, he added.