Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary can and will be “the winner of the future” if it puts its two most important natural resources, farmland and water, to good use and builds a self-sufficient economy.
The prime minister told a congress of farmers’ association Magosz and the National Agricultural Chamber (NAK) over the weekend not to “let the city folk … talk us out of building Paks II”. PM Orbán said that in order for rural Hungary to survive, all districts in the countryside must enjoy the same civilizational achievements that are present in cities. Rural Hungary needs proper jobs, good public education and health care, leisure activities, quality roads and internet access. In its agreement with the agricultural organizations, the government has undertaken to ensure that no one should have to commute more than an hour a day to have a European quality of life, he said. PM Orbán also talked about the need to preserve the majority Hungarian ownership in Hungary’s banking system and encouraged those in attendance to buy government securities.
As regards the election, the prime minister expressed hope that in the long run political and partisan affiliation would be passed down within families, “so that after some time, one would not have to think about how one votes because they would vote the same way their parents and grandparents had”.
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