Hungarian opposition touts pro-EU credentials

The prime ministerial candidates promise EU leaders that if they replace Viktor Orbán’s government, Hungary will join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office without delay. [Shutterstock/ corund]

Six Hungarian opposition parties on Tuesday published a joint letter to the EU pledging to “keep Hungary in the family of European nations” and to back the winner of primaries “to restore democracy in our country.”

Hungary’s six biggest oppositions parties – socialist MSZP, centre-left DK, green LMP and Párbeszéd, liberal Momentum, and Jobbik – previously agreed to team up for parliamentary elections in 2022 in an attempt to force Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party from power.

The parties will forward only one candidate against Fidesz in all 106 electoral districts, along with a joint prime ministerial candidate, a common electoral programme and a common list.

The parties promised EU leaders that if they succeed in ousting Orbán’s government, Hungary will join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office without delay and return to being a loyal member of the EU and NATO.

Any new government would “end discrimination against minorities,” stop “hate campaigns” and extradite criminals under international arrest.

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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