The foreign minister said Hungary's general election proved that "the motherland can count on the members of Hungarian communities beyond the border" and vice-versa.
Speaking in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Péter Szijjártó held a joint press conference with Hunor Kelemen, head of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ). The minister said the election had decided not just the fate of Hungary but that of the entire nation, adding it had therefore been important to the government that all Hungarians take part in it. He said that whereas this stance was natural for the “nationally minded Christian civic side”, the left represented the complete opposite view, and had always wanted to exclude Hungarians living beyond the borders from the nation’s shared decisions. The minister welcomed that a record 318,083 mail-in votes had been cast in the election, 205,767 of which had been cast at the foreign mission accredited to Cluj-Napoca and Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda). Fidesz and the Christian Democrats received more than 251,000 of the mail-in votes, he added.
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