Hungary’s government believes that the United States will try to intervene in next year’s Parliamentary election and seek to replace Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s right-wing populist party, all because Washington is resentful that Budapest worked closely with former US President Donald Trump, writes the Financial Times.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (pictured) told the newspaper that he expects the Magnitsky law to be enacted, which will allow the U.S. to impose sanctions on countries where corruption and human rights violations occur.
We are sure that there will be attempts [to interfere] from the United States. I assure the Hungarian people that all competent bodies will do their job to prevent external interference in the elections
-said Péter Szijjártó.
The United States did not invite Hungary to a democracy summit to be held with 110 other countries next month. Observers claims that Budapest’s dubious reputation is due to eroding democratic principles and human rights, and an inability to cope with rampant corruption.
Hungary is the only country in the European Union that was not invited to the democracy summit, which Péter Szijjártó called “disrespectful.”
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