House Speaker László Kövér said that among the stakes in Hungary’s April general election is whether the country will preserve what it has achieved over the last 12 years.
Speaking to a forum in Szentendre, near Budapest, on Friday, the house speaker said the question Hungarians must ask themselves is whether “an opposition like this one” could be given control of the country. He noted that ruling Fidesz had lost the election in 2002 even though the country had been on an upward trajectory. “So we can’t sit back and say that the results speak for themselves,” he said. Kövér added that the “eight bitter years” between 2002 and 2010 showed “what happens when the Socialists come to power in a country that’s in good shape”.
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