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Orbán: “We have won a vic­to­ry so big that you can see it from the moon, but cer­tain­ly from Brussels”

“We have won a vic­to­ry so great that it can be seen from the moon, but cer­tain­ly from Brus­sels” Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orbán told his sup­port­ers in Budapest. “Chris­t­ian Demo­c­ra­t­ic nation­al pol­i­tics has won, and we should tell Brus­sels that this is not the past, but the future.”

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Orbán said the elec­tion result proved that Hun­gar­i­ans love their coun­try. His speech was inter­rupt­ed sev­er­al times with chants of “Ria, Ria, Hungária” as well as “Vik­tor! Viktor!”

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This is a major vic­to­ry for Fidesz, on par with its land­slide vic­to­ry in 2010.

“It was nice fight­ing with you,” Orbán said. “I thank you all for what you put into this vic­to­ry, I thank you for the good wish­es, the encour­age­ment, the many hours of work, and for those who prayed for us,” the prime min­is­ter began his vic­to­ry speech. He also thanked the Hun­gar­i­ans beyond the bor­ders, espe­cial­ly for their help, because “that gave us the oppor­tu­ni­ty to help them.” Orbán also extend­ed a spe­cial greet­ing to the Hun­gar­i­ans in Tran­scarpathia, say­ing “don’t be afraid, hang in there, the moth­er­land is with you!”

Pho­to by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

He also thanked the vot­ers and stressed that they would do every­thing to prove that they had earned their trust:

The greater the vic­to­ry, the greater the need for humil­i­ty. And let’s face it, we need humil­i­ty today.”

He also thanked the more than 100,000 vol­un­teers who have worked for the par­ty in recent days: “They are not mer­ce­nar­ies, but vol­un­teers who love their coun­try and were ready to do the hard work.”

Orbán said that to date they have exhaust­ed all pos­si­bil­i­ties of vic­to­ry: in 2010 they won a two-round vic­to­ry, then they were able to defeat the par­tial oppo­si­tion coali­tion and now the full oppo­si­tion alliance.

One has to ask the Good Lord how it can be that we had the best vic­to­ry when every­one was lined up against us. This vic­to­ry means that regard­less of tac­tics and guile, the heart always wins in the end. We won because we have a com­mon pas­sion: Hungary.”

Accord­ing to Orbán, they had big inter­na­tion­al pow­er cen­ters lined up against them, but he said that “every cent they gave to the Hun­gar­i­an left was wast­ed mon­ey.” It seems that “the Hun­gar­i­an left was the worst invest­ment in ‘Uncle Gyuri’s life’.” (He was refer­ring to US-Hun­gar­i­an bil­lion­aire Georg Soros).

This vic­to­ry will be remem­bered for the rest of our lives because so many peo­ple ganged up on us, includ­ing the left at home, the inter­na­tion­al left every­where, the bureau­crats in Brus­sels, all the funds and orga­ni­za­tions of the rul­ing empire, the for­eign media, and in the end even the Ukrain­ian president.”

“The whole world can see that Hun­gar­i­ans love their coun­try,” he added.

We’re send­ing the mes­sage to Europe that this is not the past, this is the future,” he said. “This will be our shared Euro­pean future.”

Accord­ing to Orbán, the elec­tion suc­ceed­ed in defend­ing Hungary’s inde­pen­dence and free­dom, as well as the country’s peace, “and although we don’t know the results yet, we know the results for our chil­dren.”

Pho­to by Zoltán Fischer/PM’s Press Office

Fea­tured pho­to by Zoltán Fischer/PM’s Press Office