Delegates of Momentum Mozgalom, ALDE Party member party in Hungary, elected Anna Donáth as their new party leader at a Congress meeting on 21 November.
Anna Donáth has been an active member of Momentum since its founding days in 2016, and served as the party’s Vice President from 2018 to 2020. Since May 2019, she is one of the party’s two elected Members of the European Parliament, where she is an active member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Her mandate as Momentum’s leader will run until the summer of 2022 to complete the mandated term of former leader András Fekete-Györ, who stepped down from the role in October.
After her election, Donáth wrote: “I have been an active member of Momentum for five years, and for five years the community has been crucial part of my life. From now on until the change of government, I can continue to serve the movement as president and fight for a more just, humane and greener Hungary!”
Talking about what’s next she continued: “In the next six months, a lot of work awaits us, because it is strong, determined to support the interests of the people, and without a lovable Momentum, there is no change in government. This is a burning need because the country cannot afford another four years of Fidesz government. We can’t let Hungary down, because this is our country too.”
ALDE Party acting co-President Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP sent his congratulations, writing: “Congratulations dear Anna! So proud of you”.
ALDE Party Vice President Daniel Berg, also of Momentum, said: “In her campaign for party leadership, Anna emphasised addressing social inequalities and climate change as key priorities, along with healing the bitter divisions that polarise Hungarian society.”"
"She has previously proven her leadership and political skills as Momentum’s previous Vice-President, and as one of our MEPs, and I’m confident her election means a new chapter in the life of our party and of Hungary: one that will hopefully mark the fall of the Orbán regime next April,” he added.
🗳Today the Congress of the party elected @donath_anna as the new Momentum President!— Momentum Mozgalom (@momentumhu) November 21, 2021
🙌🏻 Congratulations, we are very proud to have such a strong and diverse team in the new presidency! pic.twitter.com/qGKzHsYpjg
I have been elected as Momentum's president. Thank you very much all for your support!— Anna Júlia Donáth (@donath_anna) November 21, 2021
From now until we beat Fidesz next year, I can continue to serve this movement as its President and fight for a more humane Hungary! And for a sustainable future.
Photo credit: Michel Christen, European Parliament 2021.