The ideal of a modern Hungary was born on March 15, 1848, embracing equality, unquestioned individual freedoms and the primacy of the rule of law, the co-leaders of the opposition LMP party said in a statement on Tuesday.
Referring to an invasion of Russian soldiers in June 1849, Erzsébet Schmuck and Máté Kanász-Nagy said that Hungary may have lost its war of independence, but the Hungarian national identity was born “definitively and irrevocably”.
“The message of our heroes is timeless … They dreamed of a sovereign Hungary with its own destiny,” the statement said.
Referring to the upcoming general election the statement added: “On April 3, we will decide whether we want to belong to the free world, as our 1848 heroes wanted, or continue to rub against the bloodthirsty aggressive dictator of Russia.”
Featured photo illustration via Máté Kanász-Nagy’s Facebook page