Hungarian opposition parties on Saturday reacted to a keynote speech by Viktor Orbán, saying the prime minister had failed to address Hungary’s “real problems”.
Commenting on Orbán’s speech today assessing the state of the nation over the past year, the Democratic Coalition said in a statement that Orban had “made a desperate attempt” to explain away “his government’s failings” over the past 12 years. The leftist party said Orban had become isolated in Europe and had lost Hungary’s EU funding as well as his European allies.
The right-wing Jobbik party’s leader Mátron Gyöngyösi said Orban was “a danger to Hungary”, and called the prime minister “Putin’s last ally in Europe” who wanted “Hungary out of the European Union”. “Orbán preaches peace, but he’s at war with his European allies…” he said. Under Orbán’s watch, Hungarians were witnessing the highest food-price inflation in Europe, he said, and he accused the prime minister of waging “a war against teachers” and “cheating nurses” out of a promised pay increase.
LMP lawmaker Máté Kanász-Nagy said in a video on Facebook that Orbán in his speech had shirked responsibility, while failing to explain how the government intended to handle the country’s “suffocating” energy dependence.
The radical Mi Hazánk party said Orbán in his speech should have unveiled a plan to create a national economy based on the food industry with a view to halting “brutal” inflation. He said the population was dwindling, Hungarians were getting poorer, and people found it hard to afford basic foods.
The liberal Momentum party’s leader Ferenc Gelencsér said in a statement that politics in Hungary was “a nightmare” of “lies played on a loop by blind populists”. He said price caps were “not working” and that Orban’s work-based society did not provide the security of a livelihood. Furthermore, he said that under the Fidesz government, “Russia is our friend and the EU is our enemy”.
Ágnes Kunhalmi, the co-leader of the Socialist Party, said in a statement that Orbán had shifted the blame for the country’s woes to factors such as the war and the EU from his own policymaking, and the prime minister “repeated his lie that the opposition is pro-war”. Also, Orbán’s charge that the opposition demanded the abolition of price caps was “untrue”, she said.
The liberal Párbeszéd party said in statement that Orbán should have admitted in his speech that “Hungarian food inflation in 2022 was top of the European scoreboard” and that families were overwhelmed by utility bills they are unable to pay”. Orbán, it added, had also failed to take the blame for Hungary being the “shame of Europe” and admit that he was alone in supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
So, “price caps [a]re ‘not working,'” but “Orban’s charge that the opposition demanded the abolition of price caps was ‘untrue.'” These people are hilarious! Blah, blah, blah, etc.
Unfortunatly, This is all true. While I drive around looking at the hundreds of 97% billboards (which only “consulted” 1/7th of the population, about 1,000.000) the sanctions are supported by over 600,000,000 europeans. Who do YOU think is telling the truth? Who do YOU think is wrong?
Massive stadiums, 100s of billboards, but no money for teachers or healthcare. You can only use the smoke so long before it clears.
Not much different in Canada and we have a liberal government. Gas prices keep going up, people can’t find housing and when they do rents are exorbantly expensive, our health care system is under severe stress. Food prices are crazy expensive, the list goes on and on. Blaming a political party is easy to do but when one inquires of the situations around the western world it becomes obvious that Hungary is not alone in this upside down world.
The “slowness” in there millions of Hungarians to REACT and ACCEPT the collapse of the country they live.
Hungary has been taken to this PLACE, this place – being a cataclysmic disaster, not just Economically but “across the board” inside Hungary.
The Government of Hungary – are Financially in a position that they are “Seized” up.
There options to raise funding except Russia or China, there only lifeline – non existent.
Funding from the European Union, through the attitude WRONGFULLY of Victor Orban, over years, in DISPUTE, that the longer no funding is released deepening probably – that Hungary will be expelled from the European Union or Orban will “pull” Hungary away out of the European Union.
Daily this STRANGULATION of the Hungarian Economy – Worsens.
We know the NEGLECT of Education of Public Health Facilities, that function likened to the 19th century.
1989 August – Hero’s Square – Budapest, Hungary -You tube it – what Victor Orban – viewed as the FUTURE of Hungary.
In his “Pontification” of his futuristic views of Hungary, it was – his words under Democracy.
Orban in 1989 – tells “wider” reasons why Hungary needs to be a country under Democracy, our Freedom, our choice to vote – freedom of the vote, just these ORBAN “mouthed” off ideas.
WHAT has Orban given us Hungary to-day, that is not under DEMOCRACY, what has he and his Party, what have they given Hungary?
In attempting to answer that question, what answers you may come up with, there is MASS growing problems under Victor Orban that we WILL see.