Viktor Orban claims his party has defeated an ‘overwhelming force’ of the opposition
Hungary’s Viktor Orban, just won a fourth term as prime minister in Sunday’s elections, said his party had won despite facing interference from leftist forces in the country and “Competitor” 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 for sure it can be seen from Brussels,” Orban told supporters on Sunday night, alluding to his party’s conflicts with EU leaders. “We will remember this victory for the rest of our lives because we had to fight a large number of opponents.”
Those forces include not only Hungary’s opposition parties, he said, but also “Brussels officials, the Soros empire – with all the money – the international mainstream media, and finally the president of Ukraine. We have never had so many opponents at the same time.”
The Orban-led Fidesz-led coalition crushed the six-party opposition bloc in Sunday’s election and with more than 90% of the votes counted is expected to secure enough parliamentary seats for a most other constitutions.
“The whole world can see that our brand of democratic, conservative, patriotic Christian politics has won out,” Orban stated.
During the preparations for the election, Orban was depicted as “Support Putin” by opponnets and the Western media, after he resisted pressure to take a stronger stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s attack on Ukraine.
In the run-up to the election, Zelensky spent time defending Russia’s military strike complaining that Orban had failed to condemn Putin or support Kiev’s war effort.
“He’s pretty much the only person in Europe who openly supports Putin,” he said. Zelensky declared.
Orban has tried to keep Hungary out of conflict, saying sending weapons to Ukraine would make his country a target of Russian retaliation. He also objected to pressure from Russia to impose sanctions on oil and natural gas, saying Hungary did not have an alternative supplier available to meet its fuel needs.
“This is not our war, we have to stay out of it,” Orban said during a campaign rally on Friday. He added that “Zelensky did not vote today,” and that “Putin is not running in the Hungarian election.”