Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised supporters that his third consecutive election win will be used to move Central Europe into a “new era—21’st century Christian democracy”.
The right wing nationalist leader who was re-elected in April has persistently led eastern European resistance to EU proposals to have member states accept the quota system for asylum seekers and migrants.
Addressing the predominantly ethnic Hungarian region of Székely Land in central Romania, Orban said he was looking forward to the end of the present European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker in the upcoming European parliamentary elections in 2019 — which he strongly foresees to revolve around one common European issue: mass migration.
Orbán said that these elections offer an opportunity to block “the great goal of transforming Europe and moving it towards a post-Christian and post-national era.” He aims to deliver a big blow to “the elite of ’68” and to put an end to liberal democracy.
During an annual speaking engagement with ethnic Hungarians in Baile Tusnad in Romania, the Prime Minister depicted the 2019 European parliamentary vote as decisive for the future of Europe.
He stressed the failure of Western political “elite” to protect the bloc from Muslim immigration so it is time to bid them goodbye.
“The European elite is visibly nervous. Their big goal to transform Europe, to ship it into a post-Christian era, and into an era when nations disappear – this process could be undermined in the European elections. And it is our elementary interest to stop this transformation.”
Orban strongly believes that Christian democracy is illiberal and it rejects multiculturalism and immigration.
Christian democracy is not about defending religious articles of faith,” the Hungarian leader explained.
“Christian democratic politics means that the ways of life springing from Christian culture must be protected… These include human dignity, the family and the nation – because Christianity does not seek to attain universality through the abolition of nations, but through the preservation of nations.”