Gergely Gulyás, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, has clarified the government’s recent move to ban single people from adopting a child, with minor exceptions.
Gulyás said a child’s physical and mental development was best served by an upbringing involving both a mother and father, and the policy was “reasonable and in the interests of children”.
Meanwhile, asked about the US presidential election, Gulyás said an official result had yet to be declared. Had a similar situation arisen in Hungary with similar irregularities, a US Democratic administration would have censured Hungary, he said. Exporting democracy, he added, was “very dangerous” because “little may be left of it at home”. Gulyás insisted that the Obama administration had fallen short in finding common solutions to common goals, and whether the Biden administration would fare any better was an open question.