János Volner: Hungarian government under enormous pressure

"Jobbik refuses to give up on the withdrawal of residency bonds," said Jobbik's faction leader in his interview for Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet. Even if the Fidesz majority blocks the Constitutional bill to withdraw the bonds, János Volner promises to "keep submitting it again and again until they finally pass it."

"We have seen them do it but if they do it again, we will keep re-submitting it until they finally pass it." There is an enormous pressure on the government to withdraw the residency bonds: polls show that only 9 per cent of Fidesz voters approve of this business," said Jobbik's politician to the paper. In his view, even pro-government voters are aware that this business is just a corrupt channel created for and operated by cabinet minister Antal Rogán's friends at the expense of Hungarian taxpayers. Mr Volner believes the government will yield to the pressure.

"What we want is a Constitutional guarantee because we have seen countless times that Viktor Orbán cares much more about money than the interests of the nation." Explaining that Gábor Vona has clearly become the No. 1 challenger for Viktor Orbán in the elections, he asserted that Jobbik would replace Fidesz in 2018. The Socialists and the other left-wing parties are invisible and weightless in the political struggles nowadays, so it does not really matter what they say or do. The whole country is beginning to consider Jobbik as the party to replace the government.

Answering a question on the popularity ratings, Mr Volner said the polls showed that Jobbik's ratings remained unchanged but it was also clear that if the party makes it to the elections, people who now disapprove of the government's policies will turn to Jobbik.

"Even those pro-left citizens who do not yet support us will eventually vote for Jobbik, simply because there is a huge demand to change the government and I am convinced it will grow even greater by the spring of 2018."

Talking about Jobbik's focus on wage increase, Mr Volner said their goal was to collect one million signatures from seven EU countries "to achieve something Viktor Orbán never even attempted: to raise Hungarian wages". He pointed out that Hungary's PM never set the condition of starting to close the wage gap at any international forum or before signing any strategic agreement. The government's economic policy led to a cheap and vulnerable labour force, so Hungarian citizens have worse and worse relative living standards and an increasing number of our youth emigrate from the country, he concluded.

Alfahír.hu - Jobbik.com