by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2017
Officials in Hungary said the country would hold a “national consultation” to investigate public views on leftist billionaire George Soros.
The so-called “Soros plan” includes Europe accepting a million migrants per year and the demolition of Hungary’s hugely successful anti-migrant border fence, Lajos Kosa, a top official in the ruling Fidesz party, said last week.
Related: ‘They don’t even try’: Hungary’s new border fence called ‘spectacular success’, May 2, 2017
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a major critic of the Hungarian-born Soros, calling him a “public enemy” for Soros’s support of mass immigration into Europe.
Hungarian media reported on Sept. 19 that Orban, at a recent closed party meeting, said immigration would be the main theme in the run-up to the next election, likely to be held in April.
An image of a smiling 87-year-old Soros can be seen on billboard posters alongside a message urging Hungarians “not to let Soros have the last laugh.”
A national consultation held earlier this year also focused on Soros, who funds several liberal groups in central and eastern Europe.
Another recent campaign, titled “Let’s Stop Brussels”, asked citizens for advice on how to deal with European Union policies that the government said threatened Hungarians’ independence.
The new campaign focusing on the “Soros plan” will likely be launched next month, government spokesman Bence Tuzson told public radio.