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Nov 22, 2016

PM Orbán says outcome of US election gives us the opportunity to "change things for the better"

“We need a change in Europe because we have had enough of being lectured by others," PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the outcome of the US presidential election gives us the opportunity to “change things for the better”.

When questioned during a press conference in Nis, Serbia, the prime minister said that “things will improve” under the new administration.

PM Orbán said international political players needed to display more empathy, understanding and humility than before, according to news agency MTI.

The prime minister added that Hungarians, having been presented as supporting a “morally inferior” stance on migration, the question of nation-states or family matters by those positioning themselves as “guarantors of moral superiority”, had “hurt” Hungarians “immensely”. “Hopefully we can now be rid of this,” he said.

PM Orbán said “our peculiar Central European spirituality” is sensitive to any kind of suppression. There is a good reason why sensitive Central Europeans feel that today there is an “ideological suppression” in the world.

“We need a change in Europe because we have had enough of being lectured by others. We are not supposed to share our opinion because we are constantly threatened by moral and political judgments," PM Orbán said. “We need to get rid of this ideological suppression," he concluded.