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A conference was held in parliament on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Christian Democratic movement in Hungary.

In his address to the conference, Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér said that European politics, the economy and culture saw “a fight between destroyers and champions of identity” and added that “Hungary’s fundamental law ensures a possibility for self defence against civilisational attacks”.

“No other national constitution in Europe has deeper Christian foundations, a stronger national character or a more modern approach to family protection,” Kövér said.

Deputy PM Zsolt Semjén, leader of the co-ruling Christian Democrats, told the conference that his party was “the only Christian Democratic and Christian Social party in Hungary” adding that it was also the only party organised on a religious basis.

Péter Harrach, group leader of the Christian Democrats, said it required “great courage” to be Christian in politics. “The word is an obligation one must meet,” he said and argued that politicians of Christian morals suffered many attacks.

Featured photo by Lajos Soós/MTI