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Orbán Gives Detailed and Thoughtful Response Why There Won’t Be Debate With Márki-Zay

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“Because there won’t be.”

In Parliament, Dialogue MP Bence Tordai went over to Viktor Orbán with a camera and asked him if he would agree to debate the united opposition’s candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay, before the April election:

Tordai: Hello, Mr. Prime Ministerial-nominee. Will you agree to debate Péter Márki-Zay?

Orbán: What debate?

Tordai: Prime ministerial debate. You’re the prime ministerial nominee for Fidesz, after all, Péter Márki-Zay is the prime ministerial nominee of the people…

Orbán (talking over him): No, there won’t be anything. There won’t, there won’t be a debate.

Tordai: Because you have such little regard for people, or because you are simply scared of debating?

Orbán: Because there won’t be.

Tordai: Why not?

Orbán: Because there won’t be.

Tordai: Shouldn’t there be debates in a democracy?

Orbán: Because you didn’t run the boss. If you had run the boss, that would have been different.

Viktor Orbán had previously stated that he didn’t view Péter Márki-Zay as the head of the opposition, but indicated that there might be a chance for a debate with former prime minister Ference Gyurcsány (the presumed “boss”). In response, Gyurcsány said that he “doesn’t go to cowards.” [HVG]

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  1. Misi bacsi

    I loved the headline about Orban’s “detailed and thoughtful response” regarding his refusal to debate MZP. I’m certain Orban fears a real debate as he was once voted out of office -in part- because he lost a debate.

    • Steven

      I wish there would be a debate, but it’s clearly not important to his voters so he’s not going to bother.

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