Alexandra Béni | Oct 15, 2018 | 2
Orbán cabinet has total legitimacy, says new Fidesz group leader
Hungary’s opposition has turned its back on the country’s security and future, ruling Fidesz‘s new group leader has said. But neither the country nor the government will be “at their mercy”, thanks to the electorate’s powerful backing of the government in the April election, Máté Kocsis said in an interview.
Viktor Orbán’s fourth government will confront policies currently pursued by Brussels as “its gravest challenge”, he told Saturday’s Magyar Idők. Fidesz’s priorities have not changed, he added.
“These include protecting the borders, preserving our Christian traditions, working to achieve full employment, and supporting families,” he said.
The governing parties have demonstrated their commitment to these objectives, and Hungarians clearly showed their support for them in the general election,
Commenting on the government’s “Stop Soros” package of bills submitted to parliament in February, Kocsis said the package was a key component in combatting migration.
“We need a carefully considered law, since the issue here concerns sham civil organisations entrusted with what is very much a political task … attacking Hungary by exploiting legal loopholes,” he said. Fidesz wants the government to keep its proposal on the table so that parliament can adopt the bill as soon as possible, he added.