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Fidesz Urges Opposition to Stop ‘Insulting’ Hungarians

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.11.29.

The communications director of governing Fidesz pressed the opposition to stop “insulting Hungarians” on Saturday, in a video message sent to MTI.

“It would be nice if the left wing would finally finish insulting Hungarians, even if that is a grand tradition of the left wing,” István Hollik said.

He said the opposition’s joint candidate for prime minister in the next general election [Péter Márki-Zay] had made his views on the government’s household utilities price reductions “known to all Hungarians”, calling the scheme “obscurantism” and suggesting people concerned about higher utilities prices should consume less energy.

Opposition PM Candidate Márki-Zay Denies 'Plan' to Abolish Utility Bill Cuts
Opposition PM Candidate Márki-Zay Denies 'Plan' to Abolish Utility Bill Cuts

He said that Hungarian people, however, would have no problem paying the current market energy prices if the Orbán government had not kept them in poverty.Continue reading

“It appears that is just the tip of the iceberg,” Hollik said, adding that the opposition’s joint candidate for prime minister had recently compared people who support the household utilities price reduction scheme and oppose migration to “mushrooms kept in the dark and fed manure”.

“We don’t think anybody can be allowed to talk like this about 80 percent of Hungarians,” Hollik said.

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