The campaign to collect signatures for the opposition’s referendum on Fudan University and expanded unemployment benefits has launched in the countryside, announced Péter Márki-Zay, the joint prime ministerial candidate for Hungary’s political opposition (pictured), in Bátaszék, Tolna County, on Friday.
The politician, appearing with opposition parliamentary candidates from Baranya, Somogy, and Tolna Counties, said that “healthy rural people know exactly what the real problems of this country are.”
He also stated that:
Our biggest problem is not kindergarteners getting gender-reassignment operations, nor the political lies of thieving Fidesz politicians from Fidesz’s utilty price cuts, but issues of livelihood, poverty, death, and corruption.
In addition, the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely said that:
Under Viktor Orbán, Hungary has become the most corrupt country in the European Union, with the highest number people dying here of Covid in the entire world, and highest number of poor people living here. Three out of four Hungarians are under the EU poverty line.
Turning to the referendum initiated by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, Péter Márki-Zay said that with respect to Fudan University and the Student City project, Hungarians will get to say that “it’s not Viktor Orbán who should get to decide on giving more taxpayer money to a Chinese Communist migrant university than all other Hungarian universities combined.” Not only would that be ridiculous, but treasonous, he added.
Instead of the “Chinese Communist migrant university,” said Péter Márki-Zay, there must be affordable accommodation built for students from the countryside studying in the capital for the duration of their studies.
The other question proposed for the referendum, which he says is equally important, is “whether we want Hungary to have the shortest period for unemployment benefits in the entire European Union, or whether we believe that unemployment benefits during the Covid pandemic should given for nine months instead of three.”
After his speech, Péter Márki-Zay and his political partners signed the petition for the two referendum questions.