BUDAPEST, March 19 Hungarian Prime Minister
Viktor Orban said on Wednesday his government would press on
with its past economic policy approach if re-elected for another
four-year term at an April 6 election that his ruling Fidesz
party looks well-placed to win.
"Our (election) programme can be summed up in a single word:
we will continue. Put more modestly: we would like to continue,"
Orban told an economic conference held by the Hungarian Chamber
of Commerce and Industry.
Orban has slapped the service sector with hefty taxes to
finance income tax cuts, boosted state influence in key sectors
and imposed cuts in household energy prices, which has led to
some foreign players scaling down their local operations.
(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Marton Dunai)