Viktor Orbán, chairman of the opposition party Fidesz expresses his opinions on the undemocratic conduct of the government, early elections, Fidesz’s economic policy ideas and the far right in Hungary.
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.