Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, has flagged the possibility of interference from abroad in Hungary’s upcoming general election. He added, however, that such an intervention would not change the outcome.
In an interview published in Demokrata, Gulyás noted the Hungarian government’s “opposition to the European mainstream” on key issues, and warned of “an attack” from abroad rather than “recognition” of the government’s policies. Referring to “the western European elite”, he insisted it wanted to take over “the helm of Hungary’s ship”. The minister said this elite was “pro-immigration, pro-LGBTQ and internationalist”. “We, a sovereign country, reject any foreign intervention.” On the topic of Hungary’s referendum on child protection which will be held in parallel with the April 3 general election, Gulyás said Hungary itself, not “LGBTQ propagandists”, would be in charge of legislation on raising children. Gulyás said the ruling parties’ campaign would make clear how much was at stake in the election, with the successes of the past decade pitted against the failures of the decade before that.
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