Orbán: Hungary’s leader needs to be brave

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Hungary’s greatest problem is its size, more importantly those “who surround us are much bigger”, as such, the countryʼs leader must be brave, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a private meeting in March, according to a leaked recording from Hungarian online daily 444.hu.

According to the prime minister, who said he has a "couple of good years left" he is looking for the kind of successor best suited for the job. That successor needs to be courageous so as to “not be in continuous subservience” but must also anticipate "a need for sovereign politics”. Orbán believes that Hungaryʼs future leader must have “faith” and “courage”, or there is “no Hungarian sovereignty”.

“There are double the number of Romanians as Hungarians. If slavic people unite against us, they outnumber us. If the crescent moves up from the south, we are in trouble, if Germans start coming, we are also in a trouble and if Russians come through the Carpathians we are in a trouble as well,” Orbán reportedly said.

Orbán sees "tremendous opportunities,” and is not quite ready to retire but he acknowledged the demand in politics "for new people”, suggesting that socialist István Hiller could be the right man for the job. 

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