The Hungarian elections were ‘transparent and neutral,’ comments international observer

Hungary has a very transparent, neutral, and transparent electoral system, states Jorge Buxadé, a member of the presidency of the ECR group in the European Parliament

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban acknowledges cheering supporters during an election night rally in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungary has a very transparent, neutral, and transparent electoral system, stated Jorge Buxadé, a member of the presidency of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament.

“We have experienced an electoral system that fully respects the criteria of the rule of law and the rules of free secret elections,” Buxadé told Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

“If I compare the Hungarian electoral system with Spain, we have voters entering the polling station with a closed envelope in their hands. Here, I have found that the ballot papers are filled in a closed booth, thus further contributing to the secrecy of the vote,” he stated, adding that from his view, Hungary has a very “transparent and neutral” electoral system.

Buxadé also commented on the “extraordinary interest” in the OSCE mission in Hungary, which was urged by NGOs affiliated with George Soros and left-liberal MEPs in January.

“These globalist organizations are not interested in the sovereignty of nations and peoples. They only want to control, direct and change national governments. Now, Hungary and Fidesz are at the crossroads, but they also want to take action against the Polish ruling party, and we know very well that if the Vox takes over in Spain, we can expect such attacks,” he stressed.

According to Buxadé, the reason for a fully-fledged OSCE mission is the possibility of a narrative of fraud if the left-wing coalition loses the election. He also explained the role of an election observer.

“Our task is to get to know the electoral procedure. If the laid down rules are followed and the various counting committees do their job properly and do not try to influence the electorate, the counting of votes will reflect reality. That is where the story ends,” Buxadé answered.

One of the topics was also the relationship between the Bureau of the ECR Group with Fidesz.

“We have a very good relationship with Fidesz. We believe that the political model represented by Fidesz is an example to follow. Of course, we are also trying to cooperate with the Hungarian ruling party in the European Parliament. We are glad that Fidesz has left the European People’s Party behind, but the party must make its own decision about the future. Whatever the case is, we agree with the European model outlined by Fidesz, and we will continue to work with the Hungarian ruling party to defend the sovereignty of nation-states together,” he emphasized.

The LIBE Committee’s resolutions vis-à-vis the right-wing Hungarian government are not impartial at all, according to Buxadé.

“I have read many studies and attended many hearings. My opinion is that the rule of law in Hungary is not endangered at all. In many cases, the rule of law prevails here better than in the other EU member states or the policies represented by the Brussels elite. These people will not teach us or the Hungarian government a lesson in democracy,” he said.

He also stated that he has very positive experiences with people helping at the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.

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