The New York Young Republican Club has hosted an event together with the Foundation for a Civic Hungary, presenting Hungarian government policies as well as the English edition of a book by Áron Hidvéghi about Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The foundation’s head, Ádám Kavecsánszki, told a full house Wednesday local time that Orbán was known the world over, and the crowded event was also a testament to the Hungarian prime minister’s pulling power.
He praised the government’s conservative policies “based on civic-Christian values”, saying it was possible to win an election with values-based policies. Freedom, he added, must be “fought for every day”, and the Hungarian government did this in accordance with the founding principles of the ruling Fidesz party. In his speech, Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, thanked Hungary for standing up for Israel and refusing to back a UN General Assembly resolution urging Israel to enact a ceasefire. He told MTI that what American conservatives drew inspiration from Orbán and his vision for the future of Hungary and Europe which was centered on families, stopping immigration and protecting sovereignty.