An unnamed source from the centre-right party told the paper:
"This is a compulsory event and it looks like it’s not possible not
to organise [a rally]."
Last year, Fidesz held a rally at the bridgehead of Elizabeth
Bridge, attracting tens of thousands of people. Viktor Orban, the
party’s charismatic leader, held a rousing speech castigating the
Fidesz’s leaders are expected to come to a final decision on
whether to hold a big gathering on March 9 — the date of the
party’s referendum on doctor, hospital and tuition fees.
The paper said the major calculation for Fidesz organisers was
whether to risk enflaming passions on the right wing by holding an
event which could turn into a demonstration in which the demand to
kick out the government is revived.
Party grandees are concerned that any repeat of public disorder
seen last year could play into the hands of the government and harm
Fidesz’s chances at the next round of voting — the European
Parliamentary elections in 2009.
The government parties last year made repeated attempts to link
the far right to the main opposition party in the public
imagination. Fidesz has since tried to distance itself from the more
extreme elements of the right wing.