A government official has said in response to disparaging remarks made by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Slovakian counterpart that far from being “alone in his views”, Hungary’s prime minister is backed by millions of Hungarians.
Tamás Menczer, the foreign ministry’s state secretary for bilateral relations, was responding to acting Slovak Prime Minister Ľudovít Ódor’s remark that the Hungarian prime minister was “mostly alone in his views”. “Many would like to be as alone as [Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán,” he said on Sunday in a Facebook post. Menczer said that with due respect to Ódor, it should be noted that Orbán had been a politician in the frontline for more than thirty years and prime minister for the 18th year. Orbán has won with two-thirds majority support four times in a row, he added. Millions of Hungarians stand behind him, not to mention his non-Hungarian supporters, Menczer said. Orbán has been right in connection with all international crises, which is the reason why his significance in international politics is much greater than what Hungary’s size would justify, he said.