"We come from 5 political groups and from 19 different countries. But we all share the concern that the elections might not be held to the highest democratic standards," the 62 MEPs wrote in a letter.Continue reading
Pro-migration, left-wing European Union politicians and the “Soros network” are interfering in the upcoming Hungarian election, Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said on Thursday, in response to a letter of 62 MEPs, calling on the OSCE to carry out a full-scale election observation in Hungary.
Speaking to Hungarian public media in Strasbourg, Hidvéghi said the initiators of the letter to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe were “well-known members of the Soros network” such as the Helsinki Committee and Amnesty International, and “pro-migration MEPs who have been serving them for years.”
The author of the letter, Daniel Freund of the Greens, used to work for Transparency International, and “continues to lobby for punishments for Hungary” as an MEP, he said.
“We find among the signatories Katharina Baley [S and D], infamous for calling for the starving out of Hungary and Poland unless they would dance as Brussels whistles. So is Greens party member Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, a member of the LIBE committee, currently at work at another mendatious report on Hungary,” he said.
Those MEPs have been attacking Hungary for years “because we don’t allow migrants into the country and protect our children form LGBTQ propaganda,” he insisted.
Hidvéghi slammed the MEPs of Hungary’s Democratic Coalition (DK) and Momentum Movement who have signed the letter. He insisted the Hungarian left was “in panic … trying to justify an election defeat in advance.”
Hidvéghi said the European Left wanted to see “the Hungarian leftist alliance of DK head Ferenc Gyurcsány” and the joint opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, Péter Márki-Zay, in power.
The letter is the first step of an open intervention into the Hungarian election, he said.
“The letter itself is nothing but empty provocation … any observer groups are free to enter Hungary. They will see with their own eyes that the Hungarian election is free and democratic, as were the ones in previous years,” he said.
“We will not cave in to pressure. As long as the Fidesz-Christian Democrats [KDNP] lead Hungary, they will protect the country from migrants and our children from LGBTQ propaganda,” he said.
Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Facebook that signatories to the letter were “urging interference with Hungary’s election”. She said the letter was “full of falsehoods and ignoble criticism of Hungary”, but the authors “seem to forget that OSCE has routinely sent observers to Hungary in the past”. She added that the observers “will see another free and democratic election”.
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