May 28, 2019
Budapest has vowed to ‘keep Hungary Hungarian’ after the country’s governing Fidesz party won a massive victory in European Parliament elections on Sunday on a platform of countering mass immigration.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose party won a record 52 per cent of the vote, said that the government would do everything it could to represent the will of the Hungarian people, who he said had trusted Fidesz to “bring change to Brussels” and to support a Europe of nations rather than a bureaucrat-run EU superstate, local media reports.
The outcome of these elections,which saw the left-wing Democratic Coalition placed second with just 16 per cent, also underlined Hungarians’ desire to “protect Christian culture” and to halt mass migration to the bloc, stressed the populist leader, speaking at a rally in Budapest.
In an interview with conservative news portal 888.hu on Monday, foreign minister Péter Szijjártó commented that the “record high support” seen for Fidesz at the polls will “strengthen the government in its task of preserving Hungary as a Hungarian country and the EU as a union of Europeans”.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:05 am