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ORBÁN: EP ELECTION RESULT 'COMMANDS RESPECT'

 

The result of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance in the recent European parliamentary election was “a victory that commands respect”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio.

The prime minister said that respect had already been expressed by the leaders of all European Union member states, who personally congratulated him. “Hungarians commanded respect at the European parliamentary election and were granted that respect,” he said.
Orbán also said that among the winners of the election were “leaders of countries attacked by George Soros’s foundations, civil organisations and the liberal media network”. “Apart from Hungary’s ruling parties, the Polish government party, Italy’s League and the Austrians” achieved the best results in the EP election, the prime minister added. Commenting on the performance of his own party alliance, Orbán said “it is nearly a miracle” if a party garners more than 50% of the votes in a list system.
The EP election has “swept away” the governments of Britain and Austria, while Greece will hold early elections, the prime minister said, adding that the next few weeks, when the results are evaluated, could shake “one or two more” governments.