Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party will begin reaching out to voters by phone and in person to encourage them to cast their ballot for the party in next week’s general election “in the interest of preserving peace and security”, Fidesz’s communications director said on Saturday.
Fidesz’s activists have been campaigning across the country in recent weeks and have met some 40,000 people in over 200 locations, István Hollik told MTI.
Fidesz clearly sees that what people want most is for Hungary to stay out of the war,
At stake in the April 3 ballot is the choice between war and peace and between progress and destruction, Hollik said. “We’re moving forward, not backwards,” he added.
From Saturday, Fidesz’s MP candidates and
over 10,000 activists will reach out to voters in person and by phone, asking them to vote for Fidesz
and the allied ruling Christian Democrats in the interest of preserving the country’s peace and security, Hollik said.
Meanwhile, Hungary’s opposition parties on Saturday promised to supplement the emergency EU support provided to the country’s agriculture sector to the maximum extent possible if they won next week’s general election.
The Russia-Ukraine war has led to rising food and energy prices and high fertiliser costs, prompting the European Commission to approve an emergency support package for the bloc’s agriculture sector, the parties said in a statement. Hungary will be entitled to 6.5 billion forints (EUR 17.4m) in funds, which the government can supplement by double that amount, they added.
The opposition underscored the importance of helping farmers,
saying that if they won the April 3 general election they would immediately cut the VAT on basic foods to 5 percent and compensate producers who have had to buy fuel at market price.