Viktor Orban claims his party has defeated an ‘overwhelming force’ of opposition
Hungary’s Viktor Orban, fresh from winning a fourth term as prime minister in Sunday’s election, said his party was victorious despite facing interference from left-wing forces at home and “opponents” around the world, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and billionaire political activist George Soros.
“We have such a victory, it can be seen from the Moon, but it’s sure that it can be seen from Brussels,” Orban told supporters on Sunday night, alluding to his party’s clashes with EU leaders. “We will remember this victory until the end of our lives because we had to fight against a huge amount of opponents.”
Those forces included not only Hungary’s own opposition parties, he said, but also “Brussels bureaucrats, the Soros empire – with all its money – the international mainstream media, and in the end, even the Ukrainian president. We never had so many opponents at the same time.”
Orban’s Fidesz-led coalition crushed a six-party opposition bloc in Sunday’s elections, and with over 90% of votes counted is projected to secure enough parliament seats for yet another constitutional supermajority.
“The entire world can see that our brand of Christian democratic, conservative, patriotic politics has won,” Orban declared.
In the run-up to the election, Orban was portrayed as “pro-Putin” by opponents and Western media outlets, after he resisted pressure to take a stronger stance against the Russian president over Moscow’s attack on Ukraine.
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