In the inaugural speech of his new parliamentary term, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has promised to create a new “21st-century Christian democracy” and make Hungary one of the top five countries in Europe to live and work by 2030.
The Hungarian leader spoke to parliament this week following the massive two-thirds majority election victory of his party, Fidesz, in the recent national elections.
In his speech, Orban commented on a range of issues from “liberal” democracy to the European Union, Kronen Zeitung reports.
“We need to say it out loud because you can’t reform a nation in secrecy: the era of ‘liberal’ democracy is over,” he declared, announcing: “We want Christian democracy because we are Christian Democrats.”
“Rather than try to fix a ‘liberal’ democracy that has run aground, we will build a 21st Century Christian democracy which guarantees human dignity, freedom, and security, protects the equal rights of men and women, the model of the traditional family, puts the brakes on anti-Semitism, protects our Christian culture, and provides opportunity for the maintenance and development of our nation,” he vowed.
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Domestically, Orban laid out his vision to make Hungary one of the top five European countries to live and work in by 2030.
“With the third consecutive, two-thirds majority in our pocket, we should aim at the impossible because anyone can achieve the possible,” he said.
On the European Union, which has recently proposed a budget that could cut funds from countries not following so-called EU values on migration and the rule of law, Orban said Hungary would “represent our firm belief that the European Union must function as the alliance of sovereign nation-states.”
The European Union elites in Brussels have been antagonistic toward Orban over mass migration and over the Hungarian leader’s campaign against the influence of left-liberal billionaire George Soros and his network of NGOs.
As a result of Fidesz’s two-thirds majority victory, which will allow Orban to change that Hungarian constitution, the Soros-founded Central European University and his Open Society Foundations network, which funds open borders and far-left activists around the world, announced they would be leaving Budapest.
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