Péter Jakab, the head of the opposition Jobbik party, called for the foundation of a new state rooted in cooperation in a speech commemorating the August 20 national holiday on Friday.
Speaking in a video message posted on Facebook, Jakab said a “new national unity” had been created through the cooperation of the opposition politicians.
“Conservatives and liberals, right- and left-wing politicians from Budapest and rural areas are all fighting together so that this country can finally leave the path of poverty and fear and find the path of freedom and prosperity,” he said.
“The current ruler of the Buda Castle has abandoned all the values that St. Stephen once represented,” Jakab said. One thousand years ago the king chose the West and Europe, “founded a state, and not foundations, and organized a church, and not a mafia”, the politician added.
Jakab reiterated his promise that if his party came to power next year, Hungary would join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and set up a new anti-corruption office.
“No more crimes will be left unpunished; this will be the new national minimum from 2022,” Jakab said.
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