Hungary’s Ruling Party Receives Clear Mandate To Carry On

  • 14 Apr 2014 9:00 AM
Hungary’s Ruling Party Receives Clear  Mandate To Carry On
Having won two-thirds of the seats in the new parliament, the governing parties have received a clear mandate from voters to continue the work started, Fidesz communications officer Máté Kocsis said. Commenting on the election result, Kocsis said after the tight governance of the past years involving many difficult decisions, the government still enjoyed the confidence of the people.

He said people have said ‘yes’ to job creation, the strengthening of the economy, support for SMEs, social security, burden-reducing for families, energy price cuts and pension hikes. Voters have also said ‘yes’ to the new economic policy, the labour-based society and ‘no’ to hatred, extremities and exiting the European Union, he said.

Kocsis said the leftist opposition has still not managed to renew itself; four years after their big defeat, the left-wing parties were running the same politicians who “have already destroyed the country once”. In response to opposition E-PM’s criticism of the election system, Kocsis said attacking the system after the election could create the impression that something was irregular.

However, he noted that every vote has equal worth in Hungary, and the election system has been scrutinised by several organisations including the Venice Commission and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.


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