The protection of Christian civilisation and national sovereignty remains a primary task, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, the head of junior ruling KDNP, said at the 30th Fidesz congress on Saturday.
Greeting attendees on behalf of all sister organisations, Semjén said: “We interpret ourselves as parts of Hungarian history and Hungary’s mission in this present day and age.”
The foundation of that is St Stephen, Hungary’s first king, “who chose Christian civilisation without bowing to the Byzantine Empire or the Holy Roman Empire,” he said. Today’s challenges are similar as the protection of Christian civilisation and national sovereignty remains a primary task, he said.
Semjén noted that the Christian Democrat (KDNP) party is marking its 79th anniversary in the coming days. KDNP is the only historical party on the Hungarian political spectrum, and the only one founded on a worldview, he said.
KDNP has also been “a partner of every one of Viktor Orbán’s governments in building the country”, he said.
Fidesz&KDNP: one of the most successful ones in the European Union
Christian parties must all face the dilemma of whether they should remain faithful to the teachings of historical churches, often at the risk of clashing with public tastes and losing the opportunity to govern and shape the country, he said. Giving in to “the mainstream” and abandoning authentic Christianity may retain votes, “but losing ourselves brings about losing spiritual ground and then votes, as we can see in western Europe.”
“Our response, the Fidesz-KDNP alliance, is one of the most successful ones in Hungarian history and the European Union,” Semjén said. It has brought about a “political miracle” of four two-thirds majorities in parliament, he said.
Hunor Kelemen of Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ hailed the Orbán government’s policies for Hungarians across the borders as a “Copernican twist” that had finally brought Hungary and Hungarians living across the borders on the same side. “After 100 years, it wasn’t Hungary on one side and Hungarian minorities across the borders on the other but Hungarians on either side of the border, entitled to a citizenship, government support and shared responsibility,” he said.
The “Carpathian Basin integration” is not only a national treasure but also an example “showing us the right way”, Kelemen said.
Fidesz could contribute to Europe’s ‘rightward turn’
Hungary will contribute to a “rightward turn in Europe” if it elects as few “leftist legionnaires” as possible to the European Parliament next year, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told the 30th congress of ruling Fidesz on Saturday. While Fidesz “won big” at the last EP election, “foreign legionnaires are still too many”, he said.
Opposition lawmakers cannot be counted on as “they are happy to accept pay and support from elsewhere, too”.
Hungary is not getting what it is entitled to because the leftist parties “do everything in their power to stop education and health care from receiving additional funding”, Gulyas said. He insisted leftist lawmakers received “enormous wages . and were happy to accept unlawful foreign campaign funding, too”.
“Unless we want to dance to Brussels’ tune”, Hungary must send MEPs to Brussels who will reject all forms of migration, and stand up for the security and border protection of Hungary and see the country’s sovereignty as a priority, and will raise their voices for Hungarian interests in Europe, he said.
Those MEPs will have to be able to stand up for the country unequivocally in a hostile environment, he said.
“Those who agree with that have only one choice. Only Fidesz instead of the legionnaires!”
Csaba Domotor, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said foreign powers had tried to interfere with Hungarian issues many times. Similar powers would now “send the country to war, open the gates to foreigners and attack green investments, he said. “This is no country for agents, those working against their own country have no majority here, and will never have one,” he said.
“This is the country of Hungarians who will defend it with strength, patience, brains and especially with a stubborn love of the homeland,” he said.
An important point of defence will be the EP elections next year, Dömötör said. “The victory there must be so big it will be heard in every office and meeting room where they tried to decide about Hungarians without asking them.”
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