The Hungarian government regards the election of Donald Trump as the next US president as “good news”, according to Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The minister added that the view of the American people must be respected, even if their decision does not coincide with the views of European political and media elite.
He added that Hungary refuses to have anything to do with the “pathetic hysteria" which has swept through Europe in reaction to the outcome of the US election.
“Strange is the liberal-democratic view that as long as people decide in a way the elite favors the state of democracy is in good working order; when, however, the decision rides against the wishes of the elite then they convene a crisis meeting," he said, while attending a meeting of European Union foreign and defense ministers in Brussels.
The election of Trump is “expressly good news for the world” since the views of the president-elect on the “export of democracy” are “favorable for the world”, he said, adding that the export of democracy “without limits” in the past had caused “a lot of trouble”. Various parts of the world have different histories, cultures and traditions, and these should be taken into consideration, he said.