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Oct 22, 2019

PM Orbán: Government is ready to “cooperate with all mayors and local councils"

PM Orbán said that following the local election results “everybody, regardless of party affiliation, must work for Hungary and the Hungarian people. The nation cannot be in opposition.”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said the government is ready to “cooperate with all mayors and local councils that are themselves prepared to cooperate”.

During his address to parliament’s opening autumn session yesterday, PM Orbán said that following the local election results “everybody, regardless of party affiliation, must work for Hungary and the Hungarian people. The nation cannot be in opposition.”

According to MTI, PM Orbán said it was “a great honor” for the ruling parties to have captured over 50 percent of the votes nationwide. This equals an endorsement of the government’s major policies, he said, enumerating among them a work-based and pro-family economy, higher wages, help for young people to buy or renovate homes and national cohesion.

The Prime Minister said the government had “lived up to its responsibilities in terms of organizing and conducting the election to the satisfaction of the public” and thanked voters who took part in the elections, thereby “contributing to the functioning of Hungarian democracy”.

“Hungarians are still committed to democracy and believe in the country’s future,” PM Orbán said.