Presidential candidate Katalin Novák said on Thursday that should she get elected, she will stand for promoting peace and hold the constitution as the foundation of her work.
The presidential candidate of ruling Fidesz-KDNP told parliament ahead of the presidential election that she was determined to observe and enforce the constitution, and to work as a guardian to preserve it. She said the upcoming parliamentary election on April 3 will be a crucial moment and expressed hope that voters do not lose sight of national interests and the future of children. Novák said she was ready for the task to represent all Hungarians.
She said the country’s free will was the basis of sovereignty and family represented its cradle.
“I will never be willing to give up sovereignty in terms of the nation,”
she added. Novák said she was determined to become a good president “not despite of but as a result of being a woman”.
She added that being a mother and a wife, she would promote peace, understanding and security. She said she would not allow anyone “to play Russian roulette” with Hungary’s hard-won independence.
“We belong to Europe and Europe belongs to us,”
she said. “We cannot change this and do not want to change it,” she added.
Novák said the war started by Russia was “indefensible and inexplicable”. Hungarians want peace and women want to win peace not war, she said. She expressed thanks to those that offer help to people in trouble. She said she had visited Transcarpathia last week and added that ethnic Hungarians who decide to stay there were just as important as those that left and other refugees from Ukraine.
Novák cited the national credo, calling for spiritual and intellectual renewal.
She thanked outgoing President János Áder and First Lady Anita Herczegh for sharing their experiences from the past ten years and added that her first journey would be home to her family, and
she planned to visit Warsaw as soon as possible.