“Tessék valasztani” (“Make your choice”). On its campaign poster for the legislative elections of 1990, the first post-communist election in Hungary, Fidesz proposed to decide between the kiss of Brezhnev and Honecker or that of a young couple of lovers, symbol of emancipation from Soviet tutelage. By letting go of the Eurogroup of the European People’s Party (EPP, right) which he joined in November 2000, Viktor Orban’s Fidesz puts his famous slogan into practice and opts for a break with fanfare in order to avoid an exclusion synonymous with humiliation.
“We will not allow our MEPs to be silenced or limited in their ability to represent our constituents. Stopping the pandemic and saving lives remains our main priority. Therefore, in light of the adoption of the new EPP statutes, Fidesz has decided to leave the group, ”said party vice-president Katalin Novak on Twitter, accompanying her message with a letter from Prime Minister Viktor. Orbán confirming the immediate departure of the 12 Fidesz MEPs.