Prime Minister Viktor Orban started a tour of Hungary in Eger, in the north, on Tuesday, as part of his Fidesz party’s campaign ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
In an interview given to local Eger Television, Orban said that “Hungary must be saved from becoming a migrant destination” and called on voters to “carefully consider whom they cast their ballot for” on April 8.
Orban insisted that Europe was “under siege” by migrants, and many parts of the continent were becoming “migrant destinations”. “The question is if we can preserve our Christian culture, our Hungarian culture, our way of life and our beautiful prospects for the future.”
The prime minister suggested that Hungary should not give in to “pressure from the EU” or accept “all those foolish proposals” by the United Nations.
“If we help all those to power that seek to dismantle the border fence and allow migrants in, efforts to develop the country will be made in vain; there will be no progress, moreover, we will go backwards,”
Concerning the campaign, Orban said there was “work to be done” and that his party would “tour the country, meet as many people as possible, and meet mayors”. He said the election would be “a holiday when Hungarians will decide what should happen to the country.”
As regards development plans for Eger, a partner in the government’s Modern Cities programme, Orban said that if the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance won the election their next government would facilitate building a bypass road around the city and ensure further funds for the reconstruction of Eger Castle.
Source and photo: MTI