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Fidesz EP Group Elects Gál as Leader to Replace Szájer

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.13.

The European Parliamentary group of Hungary’s allied ruling Fidesz and Christian Democratic parties in the European People’s Party (EPP) has elected Kinga Gál as its leader to replace József Szájer, who resigned from the post late last year, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said on Tuesday.

József Szájer, the alliance’s former delegate, attended an orgy in Brussels, violating lockdown rules. When police arrived, he reportedly tried to escape down a drainpipe. The police found drugs in his backpack, but Szájer denied that he had anything to do with the narcotics. He returned his mandate to the EP effective December 31st last year.

Former Fidesz MEP Szájer to be Replaced by Schaller-Baross
Former Fidesz MEP Szájer to be Replaced by Schaller-Baross

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP (Christian Democrats) parties will delegate Ernő Schaller-Baross, deputy state secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, to fill the vacant position of former Fidesz MEP József Szájer who returned his mandate at the very end of last year due to a scandal. József Szájer, the alliance’s former delegate, attended what Belgian media described […]Continue reading

Gál has served as an MEP since 2004. She was vice president of the EPP between 2015 and 2019.

In the featured photo: Kinga Gál. Photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI