Viktor? Victorious. The party? Faithful.
The main message of Viktor Orbán’s congress speech was that Fidesz has a new programme, yet the words used by the re-elected party chairman contained few specifics or new elements. Instead, Orbán attempted to consolidate and mark out the framework of the party’s politics in a sweeping synthesis of its endeavours since 2002. For Orbán, the main question now is whether, after the party chairman elections, he can convince his own party that Fidesz actually has a programme, i.e. that he is a leader with a vision and concrete ideas, who is capable not only of lambasting the left, but who could also run the country.