Budapest, January 26 (MTI) – The opposition parties LMP, Egyutt and PM on Monday congratulated Greece’s Syriza party on its victory in the parliamentary elections.
LMP co-leaders Andras Schiffer and Bernadett Szel said the victory demonstrated that only parties critical of the system can successfully fight for real national sovereignty, “unlike governments entrapped in neo-liberal economic policies”.
Egyutt board member Nora Hajdu said that an important message for Hungary could later emerge if lasting success is built on economic policies deriving from sustainable growth rather than populist rhetoric, which merely slams austerity.
PM said Syriza’s success demonstrated that there is hope to escape from policies of insensitive austerity.
Radical nationalist Jobbik welcomed the victory of Euro-sceptic forces. Deputy group leader Marton Gyongyosi said that their “convincing” win should be “a warning sign to Europe’s elite, degrading poorer members into colonies, as well as to the corrupt political forces serving them”. The failure of Greek parties which “drove their country to an ever-deepening crisis through promoting neo-liberal economic policies” has shown that “the interests of financiers can no longer be placed before the interests of the people,” he said.