Momentum’s presidency has circulated a letter to the party’s entire membership stating that members will have to indicate if they have a working relationship with Péter Márki-Zay’s Everybody’s Hungary Movement.
According to the letter, as “Péter Márki-Zay has repeatedly declared to the general public his intention to form his own party,” it will now be mandatory for members and supporting members to inform the party’s administration if they have a working relationship with Everybody’s Hungary Movement or Péter Márki-Zay in any form. Those who do work with the opposition’s candidate for prime minister or his nascent political movement will have to apply for permission from either the party’s administration or presidency to continue this work.
The party, which just elected Anna Donáth (pictured, left, with Péter Márki-Zay) as its new president in the past few months, explained its reasoning in the following way:
The party’s Presidency has learned that Péter Márki-Zay is attracting many people into his party-building efforts, among them members of the Momentum Movement. So that we can see exactly how the Momentum Movement is helping Prime Minister-designate Péter Márki-Zay and his joint campaign, and in which areas members of the Party are providing support, it is important for us to know the identity of the participants and the nature of this co-operation.
Just a few days ago, Péter Márki-Zay indicated that he would be willing to give up his hopes of a seventh parliamentary caucus for smaller, conservative political parties in order to keep peace in the coalition, but Azonnali writes that there are still serious tensions over the issue.
Momentum was the first party to throw its support behind Márki-Zay in the second round of the primary elections to determine the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, which is why it is a little surprising that the party is now apparently concerned about losing members to his political movement.
[Azonnali][Photo: Anna Donáth / Facebook]