The prime minister told Origo that the Hungarian opposition “poses a serious risk to peace”, while ruling Fidesz guarantees peace. PM Orbán noted that at the start of the campaign, Fidesz’s opponents held a primary election, and it had become clear that the election would decide whether “the pre-2010 era would make a comeback or if we can keep going forward”. But in the middle of the campaign a war broke out and, unlike the second round of the Yugoslav Wars which involved countries smaller than Hungary, it was now Ukraine and Russia at war, the latter a nuclear power. The campaign has been “cut in half” by an unprecedented event, he added. But in spite of the war “we can have a sense of security, because although Russia is a nuclear power and its strength can’t be doubted, NATO is stronger,” Orbán said. There is a war going on in Hungary’s neighbour that involves a global power, but if that global power wanted to advance beyond Ukraine’s borders, it would run into NATO’s defences, “and that’s what will protect us”, he said.
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