Despite the economic challenges of the war, Hungary’s return to budgetary balance after the coronavirus pandemic continues to be faster than EU average, he said.
Regarding Hungarian-Polish relations, Gulyás said “the friendly relations based on a shared worldview and view of society are stronger than the indeed significant differences in opinion regarding sanctions against Russia.”
Regarding the referendum on child protection, which will be held simultaneously with the general election on April 3, Gulyás said the government was of the view that children’s sex education was the responsibility of parents. He called on those “who agree with that statement to vote four times no”.
Gulyás said support of Christian conservatism has grown among intellectuals since the last election.
“You cannot govern for twelve years without making mistakes, but the main direction, from economic and social policy to armed forces development, were set out well,” he said. The government’s achievements of the past twelve years are viable in themselves, he said.
On the other hand, the previous government of now-Democratic Coalition leader Ferenc Gyurcsány “left only insolvency and scorched earth behind,” he said.
“Austerity measures are only on the horizon if the opposition comes to power,” he said.
Gulyás said the ruling parties had a “good chance to win parliamentary majority.”