Verified Parties & Party Alliances in Hungary Revealed for Upcoming EP Election

  • 6 May 2024 6:49 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Verified Parties & Party Alliances in Hungary Revealed for Upcoming EP Election
Thirteen parties or party alliances have submitted lists for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, out of which 11 have been supported by valid signatures of the required minimum of 20,000 voters, the National Election Office told MTI.

Under the law, parties wishing to run in the election had between April 20 and May 3 to collect the required number of signatures, the office noted.

According to the office, the lists of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance, Megoldás (Solution) Movement, LMP, Democratic Coalition, Socialist Party, Párbeszéd-Greens, Második Reformkor Party (Second Reform Age), Mindenki Magyarországa (Everybody’s Hungary), Momentum Movement, Jobbik-Conservatives, Tisztelet es Szabadság (Respect and Freedom), Mi Hazánk Mouvement (Mi Hazánk) and the Two-tailed Dog Party have been verified as having at least 20,000 signatures to support their fielding candidates in the election.

Szijjártó Warns Against Supporting Pro-War Forces

If pro-war forces are allowed to keep their positions, then it must be expected that the war situation is here to stay for many years, the foreign minister told journalists ahead of the ruling parties' election meeting in Vác, near Budapest, on Friday.

Europe is in a situation that is new to most Europeans, which is that there is a war on the continent, Péter Szijjártó said. This war is happening in Hungary’s neighbourhood and poses serious dangers for all of Europe, including Hungary, he said.

The closer a country is to the war, the greater risk it faces of the war spreading further, he added. Szijjártó warned that European political leaders were “suffering from war psychosis”, and that their “irresponsible remarks and decisions carry the risk of the war spreading further”.

“We’ve even heard some completely mad positions, not only about sending European troops to Ukraine, but also about installing nuclear weapons,” he said.

Szijjártó said that if just one more European country got involved in the war, it would trigger a threat of a world war, arguing that this other country would certainly be a NATO member, and a NATO country getting into a direct conflict with Russia “would obviously result in the outbreak of another world war”. He said that on June 9, European citizens would get to decide whether they want war or peace.

MTI Photo: Balázs Mohai


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