Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections….The rightwing nationalist prime minister projected himself as a savior of Hungary’s Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image which resonated with millions of voters, especially in rural areas.
Orban did not “project himself” as any “savior of Hungary’s Christian culture.” He instead stood up as a responsible leader to block the Islamization of Hungary, while other European countries grappled — and continue to grapple — with mass chaos, escalating crime, jihad attacks, no-go zones, sex attacks and violent antisemitism tearing apart their countries as a result of their suicidal immigration policies. Unfortunately, anyone who opposes reckless immigration is deemed to be “Islamophobic” and “racist.”
Orban’s victory has now put an end to ongoing fears that “George Soros would use his organisation, now the second largest political activist charity in the world, to influence Hungary’s 2018 general election” and “remove Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from power, tear down the border fence, and implement the ‘Soros Plan’ to flood Europe” with a million migrants annually.
Orban declared upon winning:
We created the opportunity for ourselves to defend Hungary…A great battle is behind us. We have achieved a decisive victory.
He also vowed “a big fight ahead” to protect Hungary.
Orban’s sweeping victory has broader implications for Europe, given his indomitable stand and leadership role in resisting EU’s bullying of Hungary and other members of the Visegrad group over refusals to take in the EU’s imposed quotas of migrants. Austria has stated that it “could serve as a go-between in the European Union for the West and the Visegrad group of eastern states.” Last October, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz led his coalition of the conservative People’s Party to an election win and has pledged to work with Viktor Orban.
“Hungary’s strongman Viktor Orban wins third term in power,” by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs, Reuters, April 8, 2018:
BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) – Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results.
The rightwing nationalist prime minister projected himself as a savior of Hungary’s Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image which resonated with millions of voters, especially in rural areas.
“We have won, Hungary has won a great victory,” a jubilant Orban told a large crowd of cheering supporters near the Danube river in Budapest.
“There is a big battle behind us, we have won a crucial victory, giving ourself a chance to defend Hungary.”
According to preliminary results with 93 percent of votes counted, National Election Office data projected Fidesz to win 133 seats, a tight two-thirds majority in the 199-seat parliament. Nationalist Jobbik was projected to win 26 seats, while the Socialists were projected as third with 20 lawmakers.
Two smaller leftist parties, DK and LMP, won nine and eight seats respectively.
That means Orban could have a two-thirds majority for a third time, and powers to change constitutional laws. The EU has struggled to respond as Orban’s government has, in the view of its critics, used its two landslide victories in 2010 and 2014 to erode democratic checks and balances.
The victory could embolden Orban to put more muscle into a Central European alliance against the European Union’s migration policies. Orban, Hungary’s longest-serving post-communist premier, opposes deeper integration of the bloc and – teaming up with Poland – has been a fierce critique of Brussels’ policies.
He expressed gratitude to Poland’s leaders for their backing ahead of the vote……