Budapest, March 15 (MTI) – Gábor Vona, leader of Jobbik, emphasised Hungarians’ desire for freedom in his speech he gave at his party’s commemoration of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight on Wednesday.
Hungary cannot be made subservient neither to “foreign procurators” nor to “domestic landlords”, Vona said, stressing that his party was “on the side of the people”.
He said Hungarians were demanding greater freedom, justice and financial security and urged that politicians should be held accountable.
Vona pledged that if Jobbik were to come to power, “politics will not be a synonym for mafia, but will be about public service.”
The party leader said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán should not be the one to decide what issues can be put to a referendum, who can be president or if Hungary “should build more hospitals or stadiums”.
Vona also spoke to the couple of hundred people in attendance about a European civil initiative his party had launched with the aim of establishing a European wage union. The initiative calls for cementing the principle of “equal pay for equal work” in the EU’s founding documents, he noted. He said his party was not asking for “alms” but rather a level playing field and that Hungarian businesses could be made competitive through a new EU cohesion policy.