Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave warning in an interview to local broadcaster in the east of the country on Monday that his Fidesz government’s achievements over the past eight years were at risk in the upcoming general election.
Orbán told Nyíregyháza Television that “the joint success of the government and the people” must be protected on April 8.
He said Hungarians were traditionally a pessimistic people, “but we are now overcoming this”.
“We never believed we could have our own future and we always confronted big plans with: ‘we’ll believe when we see it’. This mentality has changed since 2010 thanks to hard work … Hungarians see the country is developing,” he said.
Orbán pointed to improving macroeconomic and budget data, adding that construction, the development of industrial parks, sports halls, the renewal of cities, and home-building opportunities were clear to see.
Surveys show that Hungary is among the few countries in Europe today where people feel that their children will lead better lives than their parents.
“This is a spiritual turning point, namely building confidence for the future, which is what I regard as the most important endeavour and this is what we have been doing in the past eight years,” Orbán said.
“That Hungarians are expecting something in the future is down to our common successes … this must be protected and this is what is at stake,” he said.
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