Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is not trying to protect Hungary or Europe but wants to protect his own power by all means, the opposition Liberal Party said on Tuesday in response to Orbán’s speech at the European Parliamentary debate on the Sargentini report.
The report describes the anti-democratic methods that Orbán and ruling Fidesz apply to maintain their power, the Liberal Party said in a statement.
Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini needs to be thanked for looking into how the Orbán government had destroyed Hungarian democracy and the law-governed state in recent years. The report condemns the Orbán government’s illiberal moves and not Hungarians. It is in the Hungarian people’s interest that it gets approved, it added.
“We are asking Viktor Orbán not to go against the will of the Hungarian people and risk our country’s future in the European community,” the Liberals said.
featured image: the party’s leadership earlier at a press conference; via MTI