Péter Márki-Zay has set a goal of establishing a new European people’s party that will fight corruption and all forms of extremism, and which he hopes will join the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament.
In a new video posted to social media on Easter Sunday, the former prime ministerial candidate for Hungary’s opposition said that we shouldn’t make the mistake of looking for the cause of the huge defeat in the elections two weeks ago.
Essentially, the system that has been built up around us is the reason why this very important project, which I staked my life on, was not able to succeed on April 3.
-said the opposition politician, who believes that the last chance to overthrow Viktor Orbán’s regime has passed. However, anyone who thinks that it is possible to replace this regime in four years’ time also legitimizes the current situation.
Márki-Zay stated that it would take time to process the defeat, as well as find new ways that can move Hungary forward.
Those who have been holding each other’s hands as they now mourn must not let go as they build anew. Communities also have to be strengthened in places where their painful lack of them caused defeat. The talks that began two weeks could be a way out of this crisis.
For Hungary is in crisis.
-said the politician, who claimed that in the past few days, 2,000 people had already applied to join his Kossuth Circles initiative, which he called small circles of freedom that can be used to build the solutions of the future upon. Márki-Zay asked his followers to join this ever-expanding community.
The Kossuth Circles welcome all who want to do something to keep Hungary from being “the poorest, most depopulated, and most corrupt country in the European Union.” To do this, new forms of public expression have to be created, said the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely.
At the end of his video message, Péter Márki-Zay said that his goal was to launch a European people’s party that would take part in the 2024 European Parliament elections.
This party, said the politician, will fight all expressions of corruption and extremism, and will hope to have a home in the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament, while closely cooperating with Márki-Zay’s Everybody’s Hungary Movement and the Kossuth Circles.
[Index][Photo: Péter Márki-Zay / Facebook]