After Victor Orban’s Fidesz party’s landslide win on Sunday, his parliamentary spokesman Janos Halasz said the party would be able to push through the so-called “Stop Soros” bills thanks to its new super-majority in the legislature.
After his landslide win in Sunday’s vote, Orban said: “We created the opportunity for ourselves to defend Hungary.”
Orban is defying the opposition – blasting those collaborating with the United Nations, the European Union and wealthy philanthropist George Soros – who wants to flood Hungary with mostly Muslim migrants, threatening its security and Christian identity.
Victory for Fidesz is a huge body blow to the European Union, which has struggled in recent years to make its Eastern members feel they are gaining from membership.
The two-thirds “super-majority” will give Mr Orban and his party the opportunity to change the country’s constitution on its own.
In his victory speech, Mr Orban sent a direct warning to Brussels, demanding changes to the bloc.
Mr Orban’s campaign has presented a blueprint for other populist leaders looking to make waves in their own countries’ general election.
The victory will embolden Orban to put more muscle into a Central European alliance against EU migration policies, working with other right-wing nationalists in Poland and Austria, and further expose cracks in the 28-nation bloc.
Polish officials are welcoming the overwhelming electoral victory of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with one official in Warsaw calling it a confirmation of Central Europe’s “emancipation policy.”
Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, tweeted Orban her congratulations and said the “mass immigration promoted by the EU has been rejected once again”.