Unnamed source reportedly says Fidesz will go into campaign mode in September

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Hungary’s governing Fidesz party will seek to address concerns about education, public administration and energy services by September, and then focus on campaigning for the 2018 elections, an unnamed party source reportedly told Hungarian daily vs.hu Thursday. The source reportedly said there is no time to address health care reform by September.

Apparently, this means the government will not address major health care reform until after voting in 2018, vs.hu reported.

The online daily noted that, back in 2014, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (pictured) reportedly set September as a deadline for his fellow party politicians to execute the plans of the party. The plans reportedly included creation of more Fidesz-friendly media, through several steps, such as: establishment of Magyar Idők and online tabloid 888.hu; efforts to ensure that the ownership of TV2 is Fidesz-friendly; and transformation of the Hungarian state-owned media, with moves such as the establishment of state all-news TV station M1, vs.hu reported, citing its unnamed source.

The vs.hu unnamed source reportedly said Fidesz would seek to keep the refugee crisis in the news if it could, but the agreement between the EU and Turkey to reduce the migrant flow probably means the issue will not stay topical until 2018.

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