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Gyurcsány wants early election in 2016

Ferenc Gyurcsány, a former prime minister and the chairman of the leftish oppistion Democratic Coalition (DK) announced on Saturday at the DK's Fourth Party Congress that he wants the Orbán government to fall by 2016, two years ahead of the scheduled national election.

We should try to force an early election by all means and we shall not let this government to fill its four-year mandate - Gyurcsány shaid, who listed also the linking points between the opposition parties and the civil society protesters. (Politicians of the opposition parties have been reticent to express their views on the civic movements that have cropped up lately, with a new cast of characters.Their restraint is understandable given the organizers' reluctance to be associated with parties. Any party. At the same time we know that there can be no parliamentary democracy without parties and that sooner or later the civic groups and the politicians will have to come to an understanding.) Gyurcsány emphasized that although it will be the street demonstrations that will put pressure on the government to resign, these demonstrations must be peaceful. Meanwhile the opposition forces must prepare themselves for the eventuality that in a couple of years they must be ready to govern and not find themselves in "a democratic chaos." Gyurcsány, unlike some other former liberal politicians, said that the disappointment, anger, and passion of the organizers of the civil demonstrations are perfectly understandable. He was happy to see the flags of the European Union at the demonstrations because that means that they opt for the democracy of the West, not the tyranny of the East. One ought not be surprised, he added, that no programs have been formulated by the organizers of these demonstrations because, after all, first one must reject the current political system. The young organizers have to decide whether they are willing to join an already existing party or whether they want to create one of their own. In either case, they must understand that "there is no parliamentary democracy without parties." Yes, he knows that the civic leaders who organized the demonstrations are suspicious of politics and politicians. But politics is not dirty by itself; only corrupt politicians make it so.
As far as foreign policy is concerned, a clear commitment must be made to the West. The "double dealing," the shuttling between Moscow and Brussels must come to an end. As far as domestic changes are concerned, the courts and the prosecutor's office must become independent again. The media must be freed from its current stranglehold. People should be able to establish churches of their own choosing. NGOs should be allowed to do their jobs. An independent "anti-corruption office" should be set up. And something must be done about the growing poverty of about half of the population.
The ex-Premier said: they have to understand that the fall of the current system and government is only a tool, the goal is the creation of a new republic. Their task is to prepare themselves for the governance of a democratic Hungary. He added that they are responsible for weakening Orbán's order so the democratic forces do not have to feel the icy breathe of the authoritarian Orbán regime on their neck.
Gyurcsány, unlike some other former liberal politicians, said that the disappointment, anger, and passion of the organizers of the civil demonstrations are perfectly understandable. He was happy to see the flags of the European Union at the demonstrations because that means that they opt for the democracy of the West, not the tyranny of the East. One ought not be surprised, he added, that no programs have been formulated by the organizers of these demonstrations because, after all, first one must reject the current political system. The young organizers have to decide whether they are willing to join an already existing party or whether they want to create one of their own. In either case, they must understand that "there is no parliamentary democracy without parties." Yes, he knows that the civic leaders who organized the demonstrations are suspicious of politics and politicians. But politics is not dirty by itself; only corrupt politicians make it so.

Gyurcsany also called for a new social contract to be concluded between workers, trade union and employers. If the government eliminates regular welfare allowances amid the current level of poverty, he said, that could lead to tragedy.
"Orban's regime is built on corruption," he said, and ..."if Hungary sinks into corruption, it will become a country of dishonesty, helplessness and captivity, and if this regime is not overthrown, sooner or later it will bury all of us under itself", he said. "Hungarian parliamentary democracy is almost dead, and all that is left for us is direct democracy and resistance", he said.
The ruling Fidesz party said in reaction that Gyurcsany is telling lies again because, having first pretended that he had nothing to do with the recent demonstrations, he has now admitted that "it is actually the left-wing that stands behind the movements". Fidesz said in a statement that Gyurcsany has also admitted that the sole aim of the demonstrations is to overthrow the government and that he is willing to resort to any means to achieve that.
Source. dkp.hu; Hungarian Spectrum

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 16:08

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