Socialists Terminate Proceedings against former Leader Mesterházy
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.05.
The opposition Socialist Party’s disciplinary body has decided to terminate proceedings against former party leader Attila Mesterházy due to a lack of evidence against him in connection with a complaint that he allegedly made and leaked a video recording of a board meeting held to discuss the party’s European Parliament list.
In a statement on Tuesday, the party’s board decided unanimously to terminate the proceedings, though the decision can be appealed within 15 days.
Ferenc Kurtyán, a member of the party’s Szekszard chapter, proposed that Mesterházy be expelled from the party in connection with a Feb. 15 board meeting.
According to press reports, a debate was held on the position on the EP list of Socialist MEPs István Ujhelyi and Tibor Szanyi, the party’s deputy leader, after which Ujhelyi was ranked second.