Orban: We need more children, not migrants

“We need more children and not migrants”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video message posted on his Facebook page during a visit in Bicske, near Budapest, on Sunday.

Orban was in Bocske to canvass for local Fidesz candidate Zoltan Tessely ahead of April’s parliamentary elections. He said in the video message that it was sad to see when they opened a refugee camp in the town.

“I told the people of Bicske that if Fidesz and KDNP, the parties fighting against migration, will not form a government, then this refugee camp – the one we shut down – will be reopened here. So in Bicske they understand exactly why the upcoming election is important,” he said.

“Children are the most important for us, children are first and we need more children and not migrants. Go Bicske!”, he added.

Lazar: Migration main topic of April election

Migration will be the main topic of the April 8 parliamentary election and what’s at stake is whether Hungary becomes an “immigrant country” or it remains Hungarian, the government office chief told public Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

“Everybody must notice what’s at stake at the April ballot”, Janos Lazar said. The election will decide whether there will be “[a government formed by [US billionaire] George Soros or by Hungarian people who are against migration,” he said. Lazar said that during the past eight years, despite the mistakes made, they worked for strengthening Hungary’s independence and now others want to weaken the country, the nation and the community “from the money of various powerful people”.

Lazar said politicians in Hungary are either pro-migration or anti-migration and he belongs to the latter group. He said that, if elected, he would fight for Hungary’s sovereignty and independence. He said it was important for ruling Fidesz’s candidates during the upcoming weeks to convince people that they are able to defend the country. In these efforts, “they can cite the building of a the border fence” which was not supported by any of the opposition parties, Lazar added.

What’s also at stake at the April election is whether those form a government who are able to develop the country by means of work and performance or “those who only talk about it”.

Opposition MPs and supporters have been submitting numerous complaints to the European Union because they hope that “people there who are against us or those that used to be employed by the Gyurcsany government and are now employed by the European Commission in Brussels” would initiate procedures against Hungary, Lazar said.

On the topic of corruption, he said that cities and countries that fare well, have money and demonstrate economic development will most probably have much less corruption than those lacking the money for pension increase and wage increase.

“It was clear between 2002 and 2010 that there was much corruption because the state treasury was empty, after all the money having been stolen,” Lazar said. “Currently there is money in the state treasury because we are not stealing. Simple as that,” he said. Never since the regime change has the state had as much as currently, with 3,000-4,000 billion forints (EUR 9.5bn-12.7bn) worth of state property repurchased since 2010, said Lazar.

The Hungarian government has been campaigning mainly with the topic of migration for the upcoming parliamentary elections on April 8, and accuses the opposition with pursuing pro-migration policies. According to them, if the opposition parties won the elections, they would demolish the border fence and resettle migrants in to the country. But so far all opposition parties have been denying this.

The politicians of the strongest opposition party, Jobbik reminded several times that it was Jobbik who had first suggested the construction of the border fence, and have been consequently demanding the re-establishment of the border guard. What’s more, Jobbik has been advertising on billboards that “if Orban goes, the fence stays” and they will pay attention to health care, education and higher wages.

Source: MTI/Hungary Journal
Photo: MTI

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