PM Orbán: Landslide victory proves people want honest and clear speech and to highlight migration problem plaguing Europe

Monday, April 9, 2018

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán echoed his victory sentiments on television this morning and highlighted how the election has shone a light on the migration problem plaguing Europe.

“Hungary is the country of the brave that made clear to the whole of Europe on Sunday that they want honest and clear speech and want to call the problem plaguing this continent by its name,” the prime minister told commercial Echo TV on Monday.

According to MTI, PM Orbán noted that in the lead-up to the vote, he had urged voters to understand that the election could decide Hungary’s fate “for decades to come”.

“I was certain that we were doing it right,” PM Orbán said. “So, if we are straightforward and speak clearly, if we don’t back down … then this nation — when there is danger — will pull itself together and turn out in great numbers and demonstrate a unified will to the world.

“The result is such a success that there is a serious weight of responsibility on my shoulders,”
the prime minister said.

PM Orbán also said he wanted Hungary to “keep its feet on the ground and be aware of reality, but it must be seen that Europe is suffering from disingenuousness”.

“When the continent is unable to speak openly about the problems plaguing it, its fears or things it considers important about its future”, then it was not the size of a country’s military, GDP or area that counted, but rather “the purity of thought and voice,” he said.

“And this is not about big nations and small nations, but about brave nations and brave people,” the prime minister stressed.

“Hungary is a country of brave people,” he said. “This is our continent, this is our homeland, our greater homeland. We love it and we want its future to be just as bright as the successful decades behind us,” he added.

“We don’t stand opposed to Europe and the European Union, but rather we want Europe, we want the European Union and we want a successful and strong European Union,” PM Orbán added.

The prime minister also set out plans for the next four years. “After today’s election, Hungary will be ready to fully weigh in and participate in common European tasks.”

He said that Hungarians made decisions on several important issues on Sunday and “first of all, we want Hungary to remain a Hungarian country,” PM Orbán said.

“We have a culture, and irrespective of what someone’s approach to God is, we call it a Christian culture; this has grown out of a thousand-year tradition of the Christian state,” he added.

The prime minister also said Hungary has set off on a path of the Hungarian model which is, in many respects, different from other countries’ economic, social and cultural policies.



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