According to the leader of the MSZP group Bertalan Tóth, rule by decree has failed; the government did not deal with the crisis, but worked to its own advantage instead, and launched a revenge campaign against the people of Budapest whilst hindering the local governments in their protection efforts. There would have been need for any special legal order to deal with the epidemic, healthcare management has failed, an independent ministry and a competent leader is what is needed in reality, he said.
With wage subsidies, the government will not be able to stop the wave of downsizing, he said. He called for the strengthening of the social network, an increase in pensions, and the payment of the so-called 13th month’s pension in one lump sum. It’s time to act; instead of spending on propaganda, this is what they should spend on, he suggested.
According to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, the opposition raised suspicion in connection to decent Hungarian companies that asked for help from the Hungarian government to protect jobs, while in fact they should be talked about thankfully and with respect, because their support cannot only save the economy, but also make it successful again.
“If you could have pushed the medical co-payment through parliament, how would have action against the coronavirus taken place?” he asked.