Successor government would ‘erase’ Fidesz accomplishments, says House Speaker
Nagyatád, March 30 (MTI) – Should the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance lose the 2018 general election, the successor government will “erase” everything the parties had built up over their two terms in power, House Speaker László Kövér said in Nagyatád, in south-western Hungary, late on Wednesday.
“Regardless of whether it would be family benefits, policy for Hungarian communities abroad, or support for Hungarian economic players, the [current government’s] measures would be reversed,” Kövér said at a roundtable discussion with the Alliance of Christian Intellectuals (KÉSZ – Keresztény Értelmiségiek Szövetsége).
The house speaker said Fidesz’s successors would “do everything they could” to make sure a government like the Fidesz-KDNP alliance, which he said had been “willing to challenge the mainstream”, could “never come to power again”.
Commenting on the opposition parties, Kövér said they had no programmes, values or credible politicians. He said their only hope for success was to “turn the election campaign into a political war”.
“If we are given four more years to govern, many of the things we have accomplished will be irreversible, not just in Hungary, but through our example, across the whole of Europe”, the house speaker said.