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Conservative and Orban agree by consensus on suspension

In normal times, the Meeting of the European people's party (EPP), an event of interest to hardly anyone. Yesterday, the delegates of the conservative and Christian democratic parties of Europe had to look at the arrival of cameras and microphones over the path in the Assembly hall. Behind closed doors there was a struggle for hours about whether Hungary's Viktor Orban has with his government party, Fidesz, still have a place in the conservative party family.

The Meeting was, therefore, under intense scrutiny. The thickness of the air, and rumors swept to the outside, until in the early evening was clear: It's not to get thrown out. Way out is a compromise, with both sides of your face wish to maintain. The Conservative and Hungary's Fidesz had agreed to work together to ensure, to suspend the membership of Orban's party in the EPP, and say it in a message. This, to a Committee of Altpolitikern has submitted a report. The Belgian Ex-Prime Minister and former EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Austrian Ex-Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel and former EU Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering to discuss whether Hungary's governing party is still in accordance with the values of the conservative Christian Democrats.

The black sheep

especially for Manfred Weber, Vice-President of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), we went to a lot of. The leader of the conservative group in the EU Parliament in the European elections on may 26. May as a top candidate and want to be the successor of the President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. However, the dispute with Orban and his authoritarian course in Hungary, threatened to shoot the party family to be torn, to be a burden on the election campaign. Long had been the black sheep. A new poster campaign with the likeness of President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, next to the US Investor and the Hungarian-born philanthropist George Soros brought the mood to the Tilt.

Soros and Juncker had a common secret plan to bring migrants to Europe, wanted to make the government a party to their population. George Soros is in his former home that are longer in the target of a smear campaign with anti-Semitic undertones. With the attacks against the Christian social Juncker of Luxembourg, after all, a political family, was then crossed the border. The delegates of the 13 national parties, mainly from the Benelux countries and Scandinavia, were, in fact, traveled with the claim to Brussels, Viktor Orban's Fidesz from the EPP to exclude. Hungary's head of government was referred to in the run-up to post-double, and his critics as "useful idiots".

it seemed Almost as if it had invested Viktor Orban on his expulsion. The Conservatives could not afford, no longer look the other way. Some of the party sections of member States were threatening to leave the umbrella organization, should Orban come away Scot-free. Conversely, the Hungarian head of government has its allies. In the election campaign, an out throw would have possibly just hurt like nothing to do. With the compromise, both sides seem to be able to live.

Self-Orban is playing with

At the end of 190 delegates in a secret ballot behind the proposal, with only three votes against. The exclusion was not on the table, stay there, until the report of the Committee was of the three "Wise men", was the top candidate Manfred Weber satisfied. For the Conservatives it is a matter of dispute with Orban as the European election campaign. He would now take care of the campaign and finally about the content of talk, said Manfred Weber.

The suspension is effective immediately, the Fidesz is in the case of meetings of the EPP. So Viktor Orban will not be able to participate today at the traditional Meeting of the conservative party and government leaders before the EU summit in the evening. Long had been in the afternoon, it is unclear whether Hungary's head of government would not take a suspension of his party, on occasion, to go on your own. But in the end showed themselves Orban satisfied. The good news is that the unity of the party of the family have to be respected. He wanted to take care of the campaign for a strong Europe to fight. Whether it is the same Europe that we will have the other Conservatives and Christian Democrats in the EPP, remains to be seen.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 20.03.2019, 22:23 PM

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