Hungarian and Serbian Leaders Score Easy Electoral Wins
“We won a victory so big that it can be seen from the moon and certainly from Brussels,”, Hungary’s Prime Minster Viktor Orban told his supporters after his ruling Fidesz party came out of the April 3 parliamentary elections with a comfortable lead of 53%. In neighboring Serbia, President Aleksander Vucic was re-elected on the same day with a landslide 60% majority. Both countries are on the European Union’s “bad boy” list for not kowtowing to Brussels’ anti-Russia and anti-China line, not to mention the radical climate change policy.
Prime Minister Orban, whose party will have a supermajority in the parliament, has maintained excellent relations with China, with which it is cooperating, together with Serbia, on building the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway. As for Russia, it provides 85% of Hungary’s gas supplies and has contracted to expand its nuclear power plant. While Budapest did not veto EU sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, with which it shares a border, it has refused to send armaments, or to allow third countries to transport military equipment and personal over its territory.
Orban has been heavily targeted for years by the regime change mafia of George Soros and Brussels, for defending what he considers to be Hungary’s national interest. The majority of the population evidently supports that position. The opposition’s candidate for PM, Peter Marki-Zay, who is openly pro-Taiwan and Brussels, was not even re-elected mayor of Budapest, suffering defeat by the Fidesz candidate.
In Serbia, the main opponent of Vucic, Zdravko Ponos, a graduate of the UK’s Royal College of Defence Studies who ran on a pro EU platform, garnered just 17.5% of the vote. In the parliamentary elections held on the same day, Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party won 43.3% and will enjoy a solid majority together with the Socialist Party of Serbia, which scored 11.6%.
While seeking EU membership, under Vucic, Serbia has also enjoyed very close relations with both Russia and China, both of which have been involved in reconstructing the nation’s railway network and infrastructure, including replacing bridges across the Danube that had been bombed by NATO, during its three month bombing campaign in 1999.
Both Hungary and Serbia have state to state contracts with Russia for gas pricing, and are therefore not affected by the current inflated prices.