Despite predictions from international media outposts and the left that he could be toppled as Prime Minister of Hungary, pro-family champion Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party won a huge and historic margin of support from Hungarian voters this past Sunday, strengthening their governing margin in Parliament. Under pressure from the international left, an unprecedented coalition of parties aligned to attempt to unseat Orban, arguing that Hungary must move away from “divisive social issues” championed by Orban and toward policies held by the EU and NATO.
Hungarian voters roundly rejected Orban’s opponents and sent his government to new heights of power, expanding their two-thirds + governing majority in Parliament. Prime Minister Orban said his resounding victory was, “A victory so big you can see it from the moon… and Brussels.”
The nation of Hungary is small – less than 10 million people – but it has outsized influence and under Orban’s leadership has been making a huge difference for families on the world stage. In December 2020, Orban’s government proposed, and citizens adopted, a national constitutional amendment providing that the family is “based on marriage and the parent-child relation. The mother is a woman, the father is a man.” LGBT extremists howled in protest of a national policy favoring traditional marriage and the biological reality of human sex. They were key supporters of the campaign to remove Orban from office in 2022. His margin of victory is thus a humiliating defeat for homosexual lobby groups and activists. Hungary also has stood firmly for people of faith. They may be the only nation in the world with a cabinet-level minister charged with protecting persecuted Christians.
IOF, which publishes ifamnews.com, has long discussed the popularity of the Fidesz Party’s advocacy for traditional marriage, the biological nature of human sex, the complementarity of the sexes, and numerous other pro-family, pro-child policies. In 2017, IOF partnered with Prime Minister Orban and top officials in his government such as Family Minister Katalin Novak to sponsor the Word Congress of Families’ Budapest Family Summit. This event showcased the incredible job that the Orban government was doing to make life better for families and children and thrust their pro-family work into a worldwide spotlight. It also resulted in Hungary earning the enmity of perhaps its most wealthy native son, George Soros, who turned his ire on both Orban and IOF. In response, Orban increased its spending on pro-family programs and aggressively challenged Soros’s groups to the point that Soros was forced to pull his operations from the country. Meanwhile, Soros has named IOF as their top opponent.
Meanwhile, Minister Novak has been elected the first female president of Hungary.
Not surprisingly, LGBT radicals and their allies in the international media are trying to sweep Orban’s massive victory under the rug. Ignoring the popularity of the pro-family policies that have animated Orban’s historic win, the media is simply dismissing his huge victory or, when forced to address it, try to smear Orban supporters (over two-thirds of the country of Hungary) as tools of Russian President Vladimer Putin.
The international media wonders why their credibility as an honest broker of information is totally shot on the world stage. In this, they are in complete concert with their western media allies, whom many regard as nothing more than partisan propagandists for LGBT lobbyists, abortion radicals and woke Democrats.