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Ingmar Nevéus: Orbán played loud and loose, the exclusion of

No, Fidesz has not sparkats out, including Swedish M and KD had called. In general is the confusion total, if you look at how the both sides of the conflict presents the Wednesday night decision.

On the one hand, lost the hungarians vote in the EPP group with a humiliating margin. 190 of 194 members voted to deprive the State of its voting rights and the right to appoint candidates to the internal partijobb, while ”three elder statesmen,” is investigating the Hungarian party.

Manfred Weber, the EPP's candidate to take over the job as EU commission president, called the decision ”crystal clear” and said that Fidesz now has nothing to say.

On the other hand, forth He his defeat as a victory – ”a compromise” that makes it possible for him to remain and support the Weber. Hungarian government media trumpeted out the decision as a triumph: ”the Fidesz membership is not suspended, Fidesz has not been thrown out,” wrote the site hirado.hu.

”We will fight for the EPP's victory. We will devote all our energy to the campaign”, said Orbán at his press conference. Nevertheless, he had the chief of staff Gergely Gulyas just a few hours earlier that a decision to suspend Fidesz would immediately lead to the party immediately leave the EPP.

I would say that Orbán is it, at least until further notice. It was ”spetskandidaten” Manfred Weber, who folded down.

the Entire 13 member parties had demanded the exclusion. Now it became, instead, a ”suspension,” which seems to be made for everyone to be able to interpret it as a victory of their own camp. But Weber's compromise will by many be seen as spineless.

He has played a high game. Not only has he insulted the EPP-höjdaren Jean-Claude Juncker in a tax-funded smear campaign. He also has called the colleagues from Sweden, among others, for the ”useful idiots” and flörtat open with partigrupperingar to the right of the EPP. He has been fitted down the democratic institutions in Hungary.

Still avoid he, therefore, exclusion. Orbán is right that Wednesday's decision is a compromise, and Weber is wrong as he calls it ”crystal clear”.

One of the points about the shutdown and the investigation seems to have been just to postpone the problem Fidesz in front of him until the election is over with. In this way, secures the EPP the about 12 votes that the hungarians are believed to be able to contribute in the election – the votes that may be crucial for Mr Weber's prospects to become the EUROPEAN commission's next president.

It also avoids any of the nationalist EUROPEAN parties strengthened in a corresponding manner.

But He will not stop provoking, either in the party or on the larger european stage. He is believed to have the potential to play a key role in the EU elections as a spokesman for right wing populism and the ”Europe of nations” – something that flies in the face of many of the EPP-parties attitude.

Now he will deliver this message as a member of the Swedish Moderaters and Kristdemokraters party. They, and many others, will have many difficult questions about his Hungarian organ during the election campaign.

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