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Ex-MEP Szanyi Calls for New Leftist Movement

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.03.

Former Socialist (MSZP) MEP Tibor Szanyi announced on Monday that he would launch a new, leftist movement in Hungary dubbed Holnapelőtt (The Day Before Tomorrow).

In an open letter, Szanyi called on “anyone who believes that life on Earth can be saved” to join his movement aimed at “creating a political home for advocates of social solidarity, young people of the radical left”.

Szanyi criticised his opposition Socialist Party, which has recently won merely a single seat in the European Parliament, calling it a “degenerating, insider club”. He insisted that the Socialists no longer have political ideas, “they are scraping for the brass farthings here and there”. He added, however, that “if they need me, they will elect me chairman”.

Szanyi said the Socialist Party is referred to as a “corrupt gang”, in which “leaders are fighting for an ever-diminishing haul trodding on the membership”. The party hardly has any new members, a lot more “walking away”, he said, adding that the Socialists have also lost their former support among leftist intellectuals.

In the featured photo: Tibor Szanyi. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI