The party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has left its European group. It had not been going well between Fidesz and the group members for years.
Today, therefore, 84 percent of the European People’s Party (EPP) decided to amend party rules. It is now possible to expel an entire party from the group and no longer one person. According to Orban, this is a direct attack on his party and voters and that is why he is leaving the faction. “It is undemocratic, unjust and unacceptable,” Orban wrote in a letter to EPP Chairman Manfred Weber.
According to Esther de Lange, MEP for the CDA and member of the EPP, Fidesz’s departure was inevitable. “After the amendment of the internal rules, making it possible to suspend an entire delegation in the EPP group, it became clear to Orban what consequences this would have for him.”
According to De Lange, the CDA has continuously pushed for the departure of Fidesz. “Orban has unfortunately drifted miles away from these core values in recent years, crossing a moral boundary time and again.”
Hungarian government party Fidesz leaves European fraction
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