V. Orban: Hungary will not leave the EU, it wants to reform it

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Hungary will not leave the European Union but will resist Brussels’ attempts to undermine its sovereignty, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told his party today, Fidesz.

The nationalist Orban, who is facing a difficult election next year, for the first time in more than ten years, was re-elected president of Fidesz today.

“After the communist bureaucracy … we do not want new orders now from Brussels,” Orban told cheering party representatives, adding that Hungary would reject Western liberalism.

“We will not give up the right to defend ourselves at our borders … to stop immigrants … we insist that marriage in Hungary is between a man and a woman, a father is a man and a mother is a woman … and we will they must leave our children alone. ”

In power since 2010, 58-year-old Orban has promoted himself as a supporter of Hungary’s cultural identity against Muslim immigration to Europe and a protector of Christian values ​​against Western liberalism.

This policy has made him popular at home, especially among Fidesz voters, but has drawn criticism from human rights groups and LGBTQI activists.

Orban said the EU needed to be reformed and that Hungary’s goal was to achieve change, not leave the Union it joined in 2004.

“We do not want to leave the EU at all, they can not get rid of us so easily,” he said. “We want to maintain our sovereignty and we do not want to be in the united states of Europe, instead of integration.”

In the parliamentary elections, which will probably take place in April 2022, Orban will face a united front of opposition parties that includes the Socialists, the Liberals and the former far-right, now center-right, Jobbik.

The six-party alliance is led by Peter Markey-Zai, a 49-year-old conservative Catholic, father of seven and mayor of a small town that seems to embody the traditional values ​​publicly advocated by Orban and considered a fierce opponent.

In recent weeks, Orban has made a number of spending promises, including $ 2 billion in family tax refunds, and stepped up his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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Source From: Capital

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