A political scientist has come to the conclusion that Orbán has been indispensable in recent weeks, and the country’s affairs have gone on without him.
A Glance According to his article, the past months and years have worn and exhausted Viktor Orbán, the coronavirus epidemic, the parliamentary election, the Russian-Ukrainian war, the economic crisis involved a lot of work. In addition, he has been sleeping little for years, starting work at dawn after four to five hours of sleep a day.
Photo: Facebook/Zsolt Németh
According to the paper, there has never been an example of the prime minister going on such a long vacation, as this year he spent about three weeks in Croatia by the Adriatic Sea.
At the end of July, it was only certain that he would go on vacation at the very beginning of August, for one or two weeks. Instead, he immediately flew out to the United States – at what cost, it is not known since then – to the CPAC congress, the forum of the right wing of the American right, in connection with which he also met with ex-president Donald Trump.
After this trip, however, he disappeared from the radar, no photos appeared on his Facebook page, only the photos of civilians could guess where he was going.
A source close to the prime minister told Blikk anonymously that Orbán really had a tough year and that he needed a longer rest. The relaxation was so successful that the always clean-shaven Orbán was seen with a gray beard in the latest photo taken with his party partner Zsolt Németh.
The source who spoke to the newspaper claimed that Orbán will return home in the second half of the week and start working again.
According to Blikk’s summary (it reached a similar result Transparent (also a few days ago) on August 6, a photo of him was taken at a restaurant on the island of Brac, then shortly after, his motorboat exploded not far from the island of Vis and was towed in by a Croatian journalist who happened to be passing by and who happened to like Orbán very much, who shared the whole story.
The previous weekend, Zoran Milanovic had dinner with the Croatian head of state in a casual outfit in a restaurant on the Pakleni Islands. Finally, last Friday, Viktor Orbán appeared with a clean shaven, beard and a beanie next to Zsolt Németh, the Fidesz chairman of the foreign affairs committee. On his T-shirt was decorated a map depicting the outline of the island of Lastovo.
The prime minister’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, responded to Blikk’s inquiry with the boringly familiar standard answer: “I cannot provide information about Viktor Orbán’s private programs and his freedom. When the prime minister has an official program, we will report on it”
Zoltán Kiszelly, the director of the Századvég Center for Political Analysis, was also surprised by the several-day beard, but according to him, it is acceptable during a holiday.
“In Hungarian politics and Fidesz’s calendar, nothing happens between the Tusnád speech in July and the national holiday on August 20. This has always been the holiday period. The government made the most important decisions, so Viktor Orbán could also travel ( …) Minister Tibor Navracsics met with Brussels, the government meeting was chaired by Zsolt Semjén, the deputy prime minister, the operatives and the minister decided on the fireworks. In fact, Viktor Orbán was indispensable.”
Zoltán Kiszelly told the paper.
Source: Propeller – Saját anyagok by propeller.hu.
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