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Far-Right Our Homeland Open to Working With Fidesz in Parliament

picture of Dóra Dúró

Dóra Dúró, Vice-President of Our Homeland (pictured), gave an interview to Blikk, where she talked about the seven new seats the party won in the parliamentary elections last weekend. Dúró claimed that they were confident the whole time that Our Homeland would get into Parliament.

It’s a huge victory, because we achieved it without any public financing.

-she told the tabloid. Dúró said that the idea of uniting voters through the joint opposition structure had failed. As she concluded:

This therefore means building a new opposition, in which Our Homeland will play a key role.

When asked if there could be situations in which they would cooperate with the governing parties, Dúró answered that she could imagine certain situations in which it would happen:

It may be possible with certain cases and laws, but, in every situation, we will examine whether it is good for the Hungarian community or not. If yes, we will vote for it with a pure heart, even if the government has initiated it. I myself marked four ‘no’ votes on the government’s child protection referendum, because this was a cause I could get behind.

-the Vice-President of Our Homeland told Blikk.

For his part, Our Homeland President László Toroczkai repeated on state-run television station M1 on Tuesday morning what he had told ATV’s Egyenes Beszéd program on Monday evening, that the Our Homeland Movement would be a fierce and very strong opponent to the government.

Toroczkai claimed that “shocking” silence and censorship surrounded the party’s campaign, mentioning Facebook deleting their page and cyberattacks on their website as examples.

So I could on and on about how they tried to prevent us from getting into Parliament.

-said László Toroczkai, adding:

We are a completely new kind of party, and I think we will bring new color to Parliament’s activities. I think there was a huge need for a party that does not work like Fidesz or these left-liberal parties.

Toroczkai stressed that the most important thing was that Hungary gets better, so he imagines Our Homeland MPs providing support for all proposals that are “good” for the country and for Hungarians.

Our Homeland will enter Parliament well above the 5% minimum, having captured 6.3% of the party list vote share with over 310,000 votes on the second ballot. If the six-party democratic opposition can be considered as a single bloc, then the far-right Our Homeland will be the third-largest political force in the National Assembly.


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