Janos Sugar on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:33:11 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> illiberal state

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he wants to abandon liberal democracy in favor of an "illiberal state," citing Russia and Turkey as examples. The global financial crisis in 2008 showed that "liberal democratic states can't remain globally competitive," Orban said on July 26 at a retreat of ethnic Hungarian leaders in Baile Tusnad, Romania. "I don't think that our European Union membership precludes us from building an illiberal new state based on national foundations," Orban said, according to the video of his speech on the government's website. He listed Russia, Turkey and China as examples of "successful" nations, "none of which is liberal and some of which aren't even democracies."

Viktor Orban machte einen Ausflug zu "seinen" Ungarn in Rumänien. Und was für einen! In einer Grundsatzrede legte der ungarische Premier dort deutlich wie selten zuvor ein politisches Glaubensbekenntnis gegen den demokratischen Liberalismus, für den starken Führerstaat und für den nationalen Durchsetzungswillen ab. Er lobte Staaten wie China wegen der wirtschaftlichen Erfolge - obwohl sie "vielleicht nicht demokratisch" seien. Die Rede wurde in Ungarn live übertragen. http://www.krone.at/Welt/Orban_Das_neue_Ungarn_ist_kein_liberaler_Staat-Brisante_Rede-Story-413390

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