Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has declared that ruling Fidesz secured its greatest victory last night even when “great international forces” had mobilized against it. All the money international organizations provided to the Hungarian opposition was “money down the drain”, he said.
Referring to financier George Soros, PM Orbán said “the Hungarian left is Uncle Gyuri’s worst investment; they have done nothing but take money for twelve years.” Over the past twelve years the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance scored all kinds of victory, he said. Back in 2010 it triumphed in the old, two-round election system. Four years later it repelled the challenge of opposition parties fighting separately. In 2018 it defeated a partial alliance of the opposition forces, and now a totally united opposition, PM Orbán said. All tactics, scheming and trickery is in vain — it is the heart that prevails at the end of the day, he said, adding that “Hungary’s victory tonight was the victory of the heart.” “We’ve protected Hungary’s peace and security; we’ve protected its independence and freedom,” PM Orbán said. Referring to the referendum on child protection, he added: “Although the final results are not known yet, I trust we’ve also protected our children and families.”
“Never before have we had more opponents,” PM Orbán said, listing “the international left wing around us, Brussels bureaucrats, all the monies and organizations of the Soros empire, the international mainstream media and, finally, even the Ukrainian president”. Orbán said: “Not only do we have opponents all over the world but friends, too, who made every possible effort for this victory.” He said the election win was also that of “our US friends, the Poles, the Italians, the Spanish, the Serbs, the Slovaks and the Austrians.” PM Orbán said: “The whole world could see here in Budapest tonight that Christian Democratic policies, conservative civic policies and patriotic policies have won”. “We’re sending the message to Europe that this is not the past, this is the future,” he said. “This will be our shared European future.” “The whole world can see that Hungarians love their country,” he added. “We who have won tonight commit to always putting Hungary first,” PM Orbán said.
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