Mi Hazank accuses government of anti-Hungarian policies

Mi Hazank opposition leader Laszlo Toroczkai on Friday accused the government of pursuing anti-Hungarian economic policies and party supporters staged a protest in Szeged, southern Hungary, blocking a lane of the road main linking the city to Budapest.

Toroczkai told a press conference that the “tragic crisis situation that has emerged” is unlikely to affect Hungarian workers and businesses as severely as it does. “It is mainly the consequence of the Hungarian government’s economic policy,” he added.

He accused the government of “continually patching the holes”, adding that “the government creates a crisis situation to appear as the one who proposes solutions”.

Toroczkai said the weakening of the forint was also caused by the government’s economic policies. Mi Hazank has called on the government to raise salaries to prevent Hungarians from leaving the country to work abroad, he said. Indian and Ukrainian guest workers arriving in Hungary maintain low wage levels, he added.

He said protests were underway in several points across the country and they wanted to show people that there were alternatives.

Laura T. Thrasher