If Hungary is to be a free and sovereign country it has a constant need for domestic think-tanks, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Nézőpont Institute on Wednesday.
On the topic of next year’s general election, Orbán said that having as big a lead as Fidesz has according to polls “is the most dangerous thing that can happen”. “We are confronted with the intellectual challenge of the civic Christian Democratic government enjoying a clear lead in voter support 5-6 months before the election,” the prime minister said.
Though a lot can change in a short amount of time “our political community is going into this election” in a strong position, Orbán said. According to the polls, all the government has to do in the next 5-6 months “is put in many hours of honest work every day” and focus on enabling people to make a living, he said.