Klara Dobrev (r) and Ferenc Gyurcsany – Photo: MTI

Dobrev: Orbán government pulling country ‘downwards’

Over the last 14 years, the government headed by Viktor Orban has pulled country downwards, Klara Dobrev, the top-ranked MEP joint candidate for the opposition Democratic Coalition, the Socialists and Parbeszed said at a campaign stop in Salgotarjan, in northern Hungary, on Monday.

Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, and Kata Tutto, also an MEP candidate, also addressed the event.

Dobrev said the Baltics, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia had all overtaken Hungary, and some locals in the south even commuted to work in Romania because they received higher wages and even travelled there to see a doctor. She added that Bulgaria would also gradually “overtake” Hungary.

Dobrev said a good outcome for the opposition in the EP and local council elections would enable the opposition to call for an early general election.

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