Far Right Jobbik Accuses Fidesz of Deceiving Hungarians about 'Population Replacement' Using Foreign Guest Workers
- 10 Aug 2023 2:11 PM
- Hungary Matters
“Fidesz has been deceiving Hungarians with the message for years that some hidden powers are preparing to carry out a replacement of the European population,” Márton Gyöngyösi, a party MEP, told a press conference.
“But it has turned out that Fidesz itself wants to load 500,000 guest workers onto Hungarian society,” he said, adding that they would mostly be intended to work in Chinese-owned battery plants for wages and under conditions Hungarian workers would not accept. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands of young Hungarians are leaving the country seeking better quality education or a workplace that gives them more respect, Gyöngyösi said.
Jobbik rejects all forms of migration, be it Brussels’ quota system for resettling migrants to Hungary or Fidesz’s plan to settle migrant workers in Hungary, he said.
On another topic, Gyöngyösi was asked about the 506 million forints (EUR 1.3m) received in foreign campaign donations by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony’s movement for last year’s general election.
He said he had asked in an open letter Karácsony as well as Péter Márki-Zay, the prime minister candidate of the united opposition, for clarification of “what exactly happened”.
“We cannot accept that Jobbik be punished for monies of which we have not seen a single penny,” he said.
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