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Fidesz: Time to Clarify Relationship with EPP, Conservatives ‘Obvious Alternative’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.11.

On the subject of Fidesz’s membership of the European People’s Party, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told a regular press briefing on Thursday that Fidesz had the option of gaining membership of several political party families or of staying in the EPP.

“For now, we want to clarify our relationship with the People’s Party,” Gergely Gulyás said, adding that if the outcome were positive, then Fidesz would remain a member. “If not, the Conservative party family would be an obvious alternative,’ he said.

He insisted that the EPP needed Fidesz more than the other way around. “We’re glad to help the People’s Party if there’s a need for that, but if there isn’t, of course there are other alternatives.”

A few days earlier, Family Minister and Fidesz vice-president Katalin Novák said that Fidesz had no plans to leave the EPP, they would remain part of the EPP party family, but in a looser form of cooperation.

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