Orbán: Deals Made with Outgoing Budapest Mayor Remain Valid
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.17.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he considered the deals made with outgoing Budapest Mayor István Tarlós to remain valid without changes.
Orbán, who is also the leader of the ruling Fidesz party, told pro-Fidesz news channel HírTV on Wednesday that the local council elections had been won despite some “poignant losses” suffered especially in Budapest and a few other large cities.
What’s most important from the government’s point of view is that an overall 1.8 million supporting votes were cast for the ruling parties, significantly more than for the opposition, Orbán said.
“As a result, I would like to see the bold and self-confident governance of the past nine years continue because the support necessary for good work has been expressed for the government’s programme,” Orbán said.
Orbán: Borkai’s scandal doesn’t fit in the community
Commenting on Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of north-western Hungary’s Győr who had a sex scandal, Orbán said it was difficult to tell how much this case had affected the local elections.
He said it was not his job to pass judgement on the private life of any politician but, in his capacity as Fidesz leader, he had an obligation to make it clear that some things “just don’t fit” in the community.
“The consequences had to be drawn and that’s why Zsolt Borkai has left our political community,” Orbán said.