Commenting on Jobbik’s Tapolca by-election victory Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that it was a democratic electoral competition, and the decision voters took must be acknowledged and respected.
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The Prime Minister, at the request of a journalist, expressed his opinion in connection with the rise of Jobbik saying that Fidesz finds it regrettable that people voted in favour of Jobbik, but they did so by “only a hair’s breadth”, and, at the same time, the decision voters took must be acknowledged and respected.
Orbán also said that unlike the nationalist radical party Jobbik, Fidesz sees Hungary as a part of Europe. “We offer a different path for Hungary to follow, we want Hungary to be tied with Europe and the world in a different way”, Orbán said in the city of Zalaegerszeg promoting the government’s Modern Cities scheme. “Our job is to make sure that people find our road map more attractive than Jobbik’s.”, he added.
According to Orbán, it is the people’s responsibility to determine their own future, and since we live in democracy, “they will make their decisions to the best of their knowledge, which decisions we must acknowledge.” He clarified that he can only take responsibility for Fidesz and the government, but what people think and which direction they will take, “what emotions they have in their hearts and what political decision they take” he cannot take any responsibility for.
Based on the article hirado.hu
Translated by Gábor Hajnal