The opposition alliance’s former prime-ministerial candidate is establishing a new, civilian party, he revealed in a social media post on Monday. Péter Márki-Zay argues that his ‘Everyone’s Hungary Movement’ (MMM) and civilians have been suffering a lot of disadvantages in the electoral campaign within the opposition alliance, since they could not assert their interests through a party. His center-right party would be based on young people.
Hódmezővásárhely’s incumbent mayor revealed that he will be building a center-right oriented people’s party, which is to include conservatives, Christians, greens, and liberals, too. He plans to settle questions and plan on the foundation at the Movement’s annual general meeting to be held at the end of May.
He also wrote that he hoped for many experts and politicians to support (and join) them, but that he wished for the new party to be based on young people.
Péter 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. While the latter plan has failed after the other parties in the alliance were reportedly opposed to the move, he confirmed the former plan after the elections in mid-April. According to his statement made back then, “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.”
In April, he also announced that the new party may enter the ring in the EP elections in 2024. Previously, he has had 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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