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Márki-Zay Begins Building a New Center-Right Party

Péter Cseresnyés 2022.04.12.

Péter Márki-Zay, the six party opposition alliance’s former PM candidate, announced that he would build a center-right people’s party, which aims to run in the EP elections in 2024 as a domestic partner of the European People’s Party.

“Now is the time for the opposition to be strengthened with a party that is acceptable to a wide range of right-wingers, where corruption or extremism cannot even be possible,” Péter Márki-Zay wrote in a Facebook post. The former opposition candidate for prime minister announced in the same post that he would build a new center-right people’s party.

“It is important to create a people’s party that is acceptable to center-right voters, which will run in the EP elections in two years’ time as a domestic partner of the European People’s Party, and in the meantime will organize the resistance with all its might and stand up for opposition members who have been persecuted for political reasons. We must not let go of the hands of the young people who have put so much work into the regime change in recent weeks,” Márki-Zay said.

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According to the former PM candidate of the opposition alliance, Fidesz is “obviously unacceptable to the non-thieving right-wingers.” At the same time, in today’s Hungary, this new party will have to find a completely new way to reach out to small rural villages and the poorest of people, the politician added.

From now on there is no opposition, but resistance,”

he concluded.

Márki-Zay had already shared his plan not long before the 2022 parliamentary elections of founding a new party and an independent group in the Hungarian Parliament. According to his idea the new right-wing formation would be based on two parties: the György Gémesi-led New Beginning, and the New World People’s Party led by former Science Academy head József Pálinkás, who also served as a minister of culture in the first Orbán government (1998-2002).

Márki-Zay has also had several discussions with Manfred Weber, the EP leader of the European People’s Party, and Donald Tusk, President of the EPP, about the possible acceptance of Márki-Zay’s future party.

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Featured photo by Péter Márki-Zay’s Facebook page


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