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Orbán and Márki-Zay Ranked Among the Most Influential People in Europe

picture of Viktor Orbán and Péter Márki-Zay

Both sides of Hungary’s main political divide are represented in the recent ranking of Politico’s annual list of the most influential politicians in Europe, grouped according to three different categories: “doers, dreamers and disrupters.”

Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate for next year’s elections, was ranked fifth in the “dreamers” category this year, earning the title of “The standard-bearer” from the news site.

Politico also gave Prime Minister Viktor Orbán a fifth place spot in the “disruptors” category, calling him “The man to beat.”

Donald Tusk, President of the European People’s Party (EPP), tops Politico’s list of “disruptors,” while Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is ranked first among the “dreamers.”

The top “doer” this year is Olaf Scholz, who recently succeeded Angela Merkel as German Chancellor. He is followed by French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron and Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank.

Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy, is ranked as the overall most powerful person in Europe, who the site calls a “political technocrat.”

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