During a local election campaign visit to Miskolc, in northern Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said local residents should cooperate if they wish to see investment and development projects in the city.
“Miskolc should try and stay on the winning side,” the Prime Minister told a local television channel.
PM Orbán also called on local residents to choose between election candidates based on their personal experience “rather than on my political comments” and vote for capable deputies and a suitable mayor.
According to MTI, the Prime Minister said there was “no need” for him to tour the country before the upcoming municipal elections, adding, however, that he was visiting Miskolc because that city “is a cause of honor”.
The Prime Minister voiced support for Zoltán Alakszai, the ruling parties’ candidate for mayor. PM Orbán also praised the achievements of Ákos Kriza, Miskolc’s outgoing mayor, who he said “has done a fantastic job”.
“Kriza’s legacy should not be destroyed; let us not allow this city to become an opposition stronghold, and the achievements of previous years devastated by political fights,” he said.
Under Kriza, the city has seen job-creating investments and has become “twice as safe” as before, PM Orbán said. If the mayor “is somebody I can cooperate with we will certainly complete the projects that will make the city not only safe but beautiful,” he said.
Shortly after his appearance in Miskolc, PM Orbán pledged his support to Csaba Kolozs in Gödöllő. "It would be very nice to win. We could finally make something out of this town," the Prime Minister said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
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