Fidesz's victory might threaten Hungarian democracy
Budapest, 2018. január 26. Orbán Viktor kormányfõ az Andrej Babis cseh ügyvivõ miniszterelnökkel tartott sajtótájékoztatón az Országházban 2018. január 26-án. MTI Fotó: Koszticsák Szilárd

Foreign economic and political interest groups led by [US billionaire George] Soros would like to see a weak Hungarian government in place that can be blackmailed, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday.

Due to crisis management after 2010 and efforts to put energy service providers, some banks and a part of the German-owned media under national control, the government ceased to be exposed to blackmail, Orbán said at a meeting of ruling Fidesz and KDNP party lawmakers in Visegrád, in northern Hungary, on Wednesday evening.

“No country can be independent in the absence of a national media. Nor can it be independent, if it can be blackmailed by financial means,” Orbán said, as quoted by national daily Magyar Idők.

For this reason, the stake of the forthcoming general election in April is whether Hungary will have an independent government or one that can be blackmailed. The latter would give up national independence and let Hungary be transformed into a migrant country, he said.

Quoting a foreign statesman, Orbán said that hopelessness generates hatred.

He added that the opposition is expected to launch a hate campaign in the 50 days to come.

“This is their only message. They want to hunt down all of us because we stand in the way of those who want to turn Hungary into a migrant country and Europe into a migrant continent,” he said.

Orbán said that there is “a smear-campaign being waged from abroad against the governing parties, with the help of international organisations and newspapers”. They are being paid by “interest groups” that expect “a pay-off” if “they manage to achieve” that there is a government change in Hungary, the prime minister said.

“Foreign energy companies want to get the profits back they had lost because of the utility price cuts and banks want to off-set the losses they accumulated on the banking tax”, he said.

“In addition, the international political left is working to force migrants onto us with the help of Soros and Brussels, which ought to happen rather soon, already this summer, as it has been by accident revealed by the Belgian prime minister,” he added.

“But we are not alone”, Orbán insisted, noting the formation of the Visegrád Group he described as a strong alliance of central European countries.

“We are on a common footing with our neighbours, Serbia and Romania, as well and we have allies in Vienna, too”, said Orbán, adding that in the German state of Bavaria a government firmly committed to Christian values had been formed.

In addition to this, the governments of leading powers, in Washington, Beijing and Moscow, consider Hungary a friend, Orbán said.

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Source: MTI

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