Euronews reports that Hungarian opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay will be meeting with European People’s Party Leader Manfred Weber as well as EPP President Donald Tusk on his trip to Brussels next week.
Weber spoke about the success of Márki-Zay at an EPP meeting in Brussels following the Hungarian politician’s victory in the primary elections last month. The European People’s Party is the largest group in the European Parliament.
Zoltán Kész, international relations officer for the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, did not comment on any possible future relationship between Márki-Zay’s Everybody’s Hungary Movement and the European People’s Party. However, considering that the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely defines himself as a center-right, Christian Democrat politician, a relationship between the two groups would appear to be a natural fit.
After all, the news source writes, EPP’s standing in the European Parliament weakened with the departure of Fidesz from its caucus in March. At the moment, only one Hungarian political party, the Christian Democratic People’s Party, is a member of the EPP, with a single MEP in Brussels.