This is how Jobbik is going to govern Hungary from 2018

Jobbik’s assembly adopted a declaration on fundamental government guidelines to ensure a free, liveable, safe and fair Hungary, said Jobbik’s spokesman István Apáti in his press conference on Thursday.

Livelihood, rule of law, public security – the spokesman used these three concepts to summarize the declaration on the guidelines for Jobbik’s government in 2018, explaining that the national assembly adopted this resolution as submitted by the party’s board. He added that the guidelines were going to be confirmed by Jobbik’s conference on Saturday, when Gábor Vona’s candidacy for Prime Minister would also be endorsed.

As the spokesman put it, Jobbik’s first and foremost principle is to represent all Hungarians because they had had enough of the divisions characterizing the past nearly three decades; the party wants nothing to do with either foreign viceroys or the Hungarian oligarchs ruling the country in the past seven years. Explaining the significance of this statement, he said this guideline demonstrated that Jobbik had grown from a national niche party into a national people’s party.

Mr Apáti also emphasized the other key guideline of empowering all citizens to prosper in their own homeland, adding that hundreds of thousands of Hungarians currently felt that Hungary was not a liveable country. Referring to recent research findings, Jobbik’s spokesman asserted that, in addition to the minimum 500 thousand Hungarian emigrants, 370 thousand people were already planning to leave the country in the next 1-2 years while 600 thousand citizens were considering the idea.

He stated that Jobbik wanted to replace the ideologically charged and profit-centred policy with a human-centred one in government because Hungarian people had had enough of the pointless and infertile debates of the past 30 years and they were also fed up with the fact that all values were based on nothing but money. He expressed Jobbik’s belief that reforms were needed in education, law enforcement and healthcare.

As another key guideline, he mentioned that as a political organization, Jobbik did not consider politics as the means for ruling the people but as a service, that is why they wanted to restore the respect for politics. As he explained it, politics was currently identical with organized crime managed from the highest levels while politicians were considered lowly, dishonest scoundrels. He noted however, that Jobbik’s town mayors had been able to prove that politics could be done in a different way, too.

In conclusion, he said they wanted to govern with a Hungarian heart, clean hands and common sense, and that is why they were not going to continue the stupid and pointless practice of the past 30 years, which meant that governments revoked otherwise good measures just because they had been adopted by an earlier government with a different colour.


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