May 25, 2022

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When Ukraine and Putin invited themselves to the Hungarian election | War in Ukraine

The prime minister’s privileged relations with Moscow, Victor Orban’s main rival in the Hungarian elections, will not go overboard.

At the meeting, some opposition supporters held posters in which we could see the face of the Hungarian Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

When asked why he opposes Victor Orban, the issue of the impact of the war in Ukraine comes spontaneously in the comments of environmental politician Kapoor Eros, who attended the event.

Everyone is talking about the war and their allegiance to Putin. He made our country a Russian colony.

A quote Capor Eros was selected as the Environmentalist of Budapest

The former Hungarian foreign minister and professor explains that the Hungarian prime minister, who has been in power since 2010, has made Moscow a key partner in Hungary’s energy and strategic issues. Central European University Budapest, Peter Pallas.

During Trump’s presidency, Orban had close ties with Russia, China, Turkey, Brazil and the United States. But since they held annual meetings, we can say that his best friend is Putin. Every year they met until the epidemicHe points out.

Urban strategy

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Hungarian prime minister has adjusted some of his positions. Anti-immigration has allowed hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees to enter Hungary territory, which shares a 100-kilometer border with the war-torn country.

Later, the Hungarian leader approved Brussels’ sanctions against Russia, despite maintaining tough relations with the EU.

According to Peter Pallas, a former minister and professor, the scope of this reversal is limited.

He supported the EU’s decision to impose sanctions on Russia. But at the same time he issued statements in support of Russia, Mr. He showed some understanding of Putin’s claims by the Russian government.He points out.

Therefore, Victor Orban reiterates that he denies any military intervention in the conflict, except to oppose arms crossing Ukraine via Hungary.

For us, we must not fall victim to the war of others. We can gain nothing from this war, but we can lose everything.

A quote During a speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Tuesday
Peter Pallas, professor and former Hungarian minister.

Report by Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair

Photo: Radio-Canada / Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair.

These actions and its positions are, above all, driven by the election campaignProfessor Peter Balas analyzes the strategy followed by the Hungarian leader in marking history through complex chapters with Moscow.

Our file war in Ukraine

Unprecedented political environment

Looking for a fourth term in a row, Victor Orban is facing a political movement he has never seen before.

The six opposition parties have decided to form a common front behind the conservative mayor of Hodmezovasarhely, Peter Marki-Zay.

Despite the unity of this opposition, he is accused of a dictatorial slip marked by the erosion of justice and media freedom, and Victor Orban can always count on solid electoral assets.

Supporters of Victor Orban's party.

These supporters of Victor Orban’s party praise the country’s administration.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair.

On Tuesday, National Day, tens of thousands of his supporters marched through the streets of Budapest at the invitation of the prime minister to address parliament.

The country is healthier than everOtto, one of Victor Orban’s supporters, praised his handling of migration problems and the economy, although opposition parties point to a significant rise in inflation.

Will issues related to the Ukraine war and relations between Victor Orban and Vladimir Putin have any effect on the outcome of the April 3 election?

Without making predictions about the outcome of the referendum, Jolan, an independent voter, is already observing the state of the Hungarian political scene.

Hungary is as divided as the United States, which is not good for our communityHe says.

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