Commenting on PM Orbán’s Easter interviews, a conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz has alienated its conservative intellectual supporters. A pro-government commentator shares the PM’s view, when he detects George Soros behind the recent anti-government protests.
In an interview with Magyar Idők and in a talk on Kossuth Radio, PM Orbán interpreted last week’s anti-government demonstrations (see BudaPost April 17) as harbingers of the 2018 Parliamentary election campaign. PM Orbán said that he considers organized discontent
On Mandiner, Beáta Bakó thinks that PM Orbán has alienated conservative intellectuals. The conservative pundit contends that the government’s policies have nothing to do with conservative principles. Bakó calls the recently passed Higher Education Act an ‘attack on CEU’ and accuses the government of conducting anti-elitist demagoguery and trying to silence all critics, including conservative intellectuals.
Writing in Magyar Hírlap, Károly Bán without explicitly mentioning the two interviews agrees with the Prime Minister and suggests that the anti-government protests are orchestrated by George Soros. The pro-government columnist suspects that George Soros has lost hope in the Left’s potential to defeat Fidesz, and thus he tries to mobilize voters against the current government through his NGO network.