Hungary’s parliament on May 9 will officially re-elect Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose Fidesz party won a third consecutive term in office last month. And with 133 of 199 seats, ruling lawmakers have a majority allowing them to pass any law.
In a recent radio interview, Orban said his government was building a “Christian democracy”.
“We are working on building an old-school Christian democracy, rooted in European traditions… We believe in the importance of the nation and in Hungary we do not want to yield ground to any supranational business or political empire,” he said.
As reported by the Reuters news agency, Orban has accused non-governmental organisations funded by the Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros of political meddling and actively supporting immigration.
He said any organisation involved in the migration issue would have to seek clearance from national security authorities.
One of the first laws expected to be passed by parliament is a “stop Soros” bill, which would impose a 25% tax on foreign donations to NGOs that back immigration, reported Reuters.