Kicking off the official election period in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán warned his supporters that former prime ministers Ferenc Gyurcsány and Gordon Bajnai were planning a comeback.
In his speech held at the Várkert Bazaar in Budapest, PM Orbán cited Gyurcsány as saying recently that both politicians were ready to return, and he accused Gyurcsány and Bajnai of “lumbering the whole country” with their “talk show”. If Gyurcsány made a comeback, PM Orbán said, “he’ll take us back to where we were before…”. The prime minister said not only had the virus “attacked Hungary”, but so had the left wing in its hope of overthrowing the government. He accused the left of demanding the lifting of lockdowns when it was appropriate to maintain them and of insisting on locking down when it was right to lift restrictions. PM Orbán said the left cried “dictatorship”, conducted a campaign damning the government abroad, distributed fake videos, and spread horror stories. He said exploiting the fear of millions of families in the hope of overthrowing the government during a deadly pandemic was “indefensible” and “grossly irresponsible”. The prime minister said the left would have to face up to their actions on April 3.
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