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Jan 02, 2020

Government’s achievements will decide 2022 general election, says official

Gergely Gulyás said it is unlikely that Fidesz would nominate anyone other than Orbán as prime minister in 2022.

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said the Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) party alliance’s chances to win the 2022 general election would hinge on the government’s achievements and not on their challengers in the election campaign.

In an interview with atv.hu, Gulyás said the ruling parties need to show tangible achievements that Hungarians can perceive in everyday life and need to communicate them clearly in order to garner the voters’ support.

Gulyás said the last three elections demonstrated that Fidesz-KDNP and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “know the spirit of the Hungarian nation better than anyone.”

He said the prime minister takes care to keep channels of communication open where he can get direct feedback from voters on specific government decisions. All that makes it “unlikely that Fidesz would nominate anyone other than Orbán as prime minister in 2022,” he said.