- 28 Dec 2018 11:52 AM
- Hungary Matters
The opposition has huge responsibility to assume for halting the “efforts of Orbán and his oligarchs to establish dictatorial rule,” István Ujhelyi said.
As ruling Fidesz’s failure to win a majority of Hungarian EP seats would reveal the vulnerability of the Orbán regime, the opposition forces competing for voters should in any case coordinate their strategies, he said.
“Obviously, this cannot mean a large joint opposition list,” he said, adding that several parties have already named their candidates for the elections.
Referring to the pre-Christmas demonstrations, Ujhelyi said that unprecedented and exemplary cooperation of opposition forces, trade unions and voters had created a common front against the Orbán regime, adding that the protests would resume in January.
Fidesz said in response that Ujhelyi represented “Brussels and its immigration policy”. Hungary needs MEPs representing Hungarian interests, as done by the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance, it said.