Jobbik would give back the reputation of expert governance


Gabor Vona, leader and prime ministerial candidate of strongest opposition party Jobbik, has outlined the government structure the party would introduce if elected into power in the April 8 general election.

Giving a press conference in Budapest on Sunday, Vona said the structure would encompass a prime minister’s office and eleven ministries, and that there would be two deputy prime ministers in charge of general and EU affairs, respectively.

The ministry of national strategy would be in charge of ethnic Hungarians abroad and Hungarian emigrants, Vona said.

Hungary would also have a ministry of the interior, a ministry of public administration and justice, a ministry of education, culture and sports, a health ministry, a ministry of social policy, a ministry of economy, development and information technology, a finance ministry, a defence ministry and a foreign ministry, he added.

Once in power, Jobbik would introduce e-referendum and e-consultations as a means for soliciting social feedback, he said.

Vona stressed: instead of party-political or communications political governance, they want expert governance, and will give the leading positions to those who have the most relevant expertise.

“Party politics should take two steps back, let’s give back the reputation of expert policy,”

the PM candidate said.

He repeated what he said in his season-opening address in January: they will listen to the opposition too and if they have a constructive suggestion, it will be implemented into their policies. Accordingly, the organisations representing interests and the civil society can also contribute to policy-making.

Asked about cooperation with other opposition parties during the upcoming election, Vona said Jobbik would not ally with the parties “liable for destruction over the past 28 years”, naming the Democratic Coalition, the Socialist Party and ruling Fidesz.

He added, however, that Jobbik is open to and prepared for coordinating with the opposition LMP party, if need be, even at coalition talks.

Answering a journalist’s question, Vona said that an anti-corruption prosecutor’s office is necessary, and they would also join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Gabor Vona, if the government is treating EU funds honourably, they don’t have to be afraid if someone comes from Brussels to inspect the accounting and how the funds are being used.

Source: MTI/Hungary Journal
Photo: MTI

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